Today, I’m listening to TOOL for the very
first time. Keep watching! Hello, Voice Lovers! It’s Christi Bovee with The Voice
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love letter in the description box below. Now let’s get started! So this is
actually a request from a musician friend of mine, Wade Shaw,
father_father_band on Instagram. I’ll put his IG handle down below. He asked if I had ever
considered reacting to the band TOOL and specifically their song “Sober”. I
obviously had never heard of Tool. This is my first time to hear them.
Let’s dig in. People ask me, “How is it that
you’ve never heard of any of these bands or singers before?” I guess I live
quite a sheltered life. This has been remastered from 1993! Oh! I guess I live quite a sheltered life.
Most of the time I am spending in my studio working with vocalists. I teach
all the time and I’m very blessed to do that. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t
produce as many videos as other people maybe? I don’t know, but I don’t have time
because I’m coaching singers and we’re working on their music. Their original
compositions and what have you. So that is why I’ve never heard of Tool before. Oh, I love his voice! How is he doing that? His voice is amazing.
Oh my gosh, I love it! And the tension he’s holding in his body
to portray the song. I have chills. I have cold chills. Oh my gosh, that is
powerful. Okay. Oh my goodness, okay. I’m good. I gotta
pull myself together here. Let’s keep going. I’m gonna try not to
bawl. It’s so, so powerful. Here we go. I’ve forgotten to talk! Oh! I just want to
like take it in. It’s so powerful. Okay I gotta like take a break for a
second. Oh my gosh. Wow. This is captivating. I mean, it’s so moving. This is what music is
supposed to be, you know? It’s supposed to move you. It’s supposed to make you feel
something. And a lot of times the stuff that we listen to as a general
population doesn’t do that. Oh my goodness! I mean this just captures the
addict’s world, doesn’t it? It’s so powerful. Okay, let’s keep going. Oh my gosh! What is ahh…! Oh my word. I mean that was like… that was theater! I
don’t even know what genre Tool falls under. I know nothing. I know nothing at
all. And who the singer is? I’m gonna try and look it up here and then we’ll
talk about it. Okay? Here we go. Well, first of all let me just say how
proud I am to be reacting to an American band. It’s been a while since I’ve had an
American musician on my channel. I found out that the main vocalist is
Maynard James Keenan, who is a boss!
His voice is incredible. He’s an amazing actor. I mean that was theater.
That was a piece of theater, and I literally have cold chills. There
are some times when I react to songs on this channel where
it affects me the rest of the day. This I can already tell that
this is gonna be one of those where I’m just really moved by it all day. It was that powerful. His voice was incredible. How he could
make such consistent sound with the contortions he was putting his body
through. What an artist and the band was incredible as well. The composition
showed just the sickness of mind almost, you know? If I may say it that way.
With the twisting of the notes and just the whole thing.
I’m…ooh. I’m so so undone by that. amazing I love it just from an artistic
standpoint that they are unafraid to be that overtly raw and theatrical with
their presentation of this song. It’s amazing. I
really, really liked it even though the subject matter is so difficult and the
way he portrayed it was so raw it was so good. I don’t really have any more
or to say about this one. I feel…I feel sobered by it! I feel just a
sense of sadness for people who are dealing with addiction today. I don’t
even know how to end this video now. Man! This video was a heavy one. Loved
it. It was great. And what a voice! What an artist! I really feel honored
to be able to actually watch this watch this one I just have such respect for
artistry and for artists who are pushing the envelope a little bit. They’re trying
to send a message. They’re not afraid to walk in their glory and their
uniqueness. I sensed all those things about this man.
Thanks, Wade for suggesting it. Well, that’s it for me today. Like if you liked
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