I absolutely love to sing. I do it all the time. I feel so free when I do it. It’s a way that I can express myself. Unfortunately, I’ve made it so that if I try to record myself singing, it’s one of the most unpleasant things I can do.
I get so anxious when I try to record my covers. I just want it to be as good as I can make it. I try to make it perfect, and I realize that’s one of the reasons I always mess up. All this pressure I put on myself makes me forget the words and the chords to songs all the time. I had to record my last cover over 20 times. I always try to calm down; but at some point during my try, my mind starts racing again. I’m telling myself to not forget what’s coming up next, or "Make sure you hit these notes." I eventually mess up again.
Sarah suggests that I sing as if I’m singing to her. I try doing that, but the same thing happens after a while. I cannot seem to keep my mind from freaking out.
I’m so serious whenever I try to record. I need to try to have more fun. I need to treat this as an enjoyable activity instead of something where I need it to be perfect. I know I can power through recording, but I don’t want it to be like that. I want it to be the same as if I’m singing by myself or to Sarah. I know I can get better at this. I just know it may take some practice.