New YouTube Video! Jessie J’s Wild – Remix!

Jessie J's Wild - Covered by Sarah Sellers

When I first started doing covers on YouTube a few years ago it was a pretty simple process. Sit down in front of my webcam, sing to a track, save and publish. Then I started incorporating piano, a better camera and my OCD. When the hallow room sound wasn’t working for me I switched to GarageBand then eventually upgraded my camera to a Canon Rebel T3i.

As the “upgrading” continued so did my OCD and need to perfect every video. When Jessie J released her newest single Wild off her upcoming album Alive in May I instantly knew I wanted to cover it. I sat down with my producer Josh and said I wanted to do a quick, in the studio, acoustic video that week. I didn’t want to miss out on capitalizing on the current buzz. When he listened to the track he heard more than an acoustic version and came up with an entirely new remix of the song. I fell in love with the track and wanted to do more with the video than just singing in front of a mic….and then the shooting and shooting and reshooting began.

The moral of this story is 6 months later and a serious check on my OCD I eventually went back to my original idea of shooting in the studio. It’s so easy to get caught up in the cover world of competing with the slew of YouTubers for the best video that you can lose sight of how blissful simplicity really can be. So after months of experimenting I’m excited to put this out there and move on to the next thing….which I’m excited to announce will be the release of my first single. I’ve been working with the super talented Josh Goode and Bradley Prakope for over a year on my original material and I’m so excited to release my first single in the next few months.

Check out my new video and get ready for some original music SOON! XOXO

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New Video & Music Update! Katy Perry’s Roar Covered by Sarah Sellers

Sarah Sellers Well hello my lovely readers, it’s been too long. The world of music has officially sucked me in and it’s not giving me back! I’ve been busy singing until I literally can’t sing anymore and trying to keep up with all the amazing pop music coming out this summer.

Since I gave up the desk job in April I’ve had the pleasure of performing with some of Dallas’ best musicians on a weekly basis. It’s been such a growing and amazing experience to share the stage with such exceptional talent and have the opportunity to tune my own skills. To say it’s been a challenge at times is definitely an understatement. The voice is a finicky mistress and she just flat out tells me when she’s done, at times right in the middle of a performance.  I’m definitely learning a massive amount of control and endurance during my performances that will hopefully make me a better and long lasting performer.

Aside from performing every week I’m still chipping away at the writing machine. Growing up as a singer I always dabbled in writing but never considered myself a strong lyricist. This last year working with my production team has taught me so much about the art of a good song. It continues to push me and I’m excited to put some quality work out to the world.

So while I continue to write, record and perform I’ll keep having some fun behind the camera making videos for you guys. This video by far was the most fun I’ve had. What started as a Sarah Sellers “typical” cover idea – video, mic, guitar and singer – turned into a new track and a new series I’m starting called the Backyard Sessions. Why not right? So check out my latest cover of Katy Perry’s Roar and check back for my cover of Jessie J’s Wild VERY soon!

Happy listening!

 

New Video! Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams [Cover] – Sarah Sellers

To say the last few months have been crazy is a major understatement. Since my last post I’ve quit my day job, become a full time musician and joined an amazing team at Lyric Marketing to help satiate my marketing side. It’s been the most satisfying move I’ve ever made and I couldn’t be happier. Now it’s just time to take that time management course.

It’s been too long since I’ve posted a new video and the second I heard this song I new I wanted to cover it. I’m joined again by my amazing producer and guitar player Josh Goode! So check it out and give me some love by sharing it with your friends!

What song should I cover next? Let me know in the comments field below.

StageIT Online Concert!

Next Tuesday, February 19th, at 7pm I’ll be doing an online concert with country artist Adrian Johnston! As a massive music lover I love the idea of sharing the stage, or in this case…your monitor, with different artists and genres. We’ll be putting on a 30 minute show, two 15 minute sets, with singer/songwriter and producer Josh Goode!

If you’re a first time user to StageIt it will cost you $5 to buy tokens but the show is only $2! So click the link below for all the info and to buy your tickets. See you guys on Tuesday!!! 🙂

What covers do you want to see me perform? Let me know in the comments below!

StageIt Online Concert with Sarah Sellers and Adrian Johnston

 

Sofar Sounds & a Little Holiday Cheer!

Sofar Sounds Dallas

Merry Merry Christmas!!! It’s hard to believe another year is almost over and the holiday season is quickly passing us by. It’s been a whirlwind year and I couldn’t feel more blessed with the wonderful things 2012 brought my way. I’m looking forward to an exciting food and music filled 2013.

I’m back in my hometown of Oklahoma City for the holidays, stuffing my face with every casserole and pie under the sun. So in my brief moment of relaxation I wanted to take a few minutes to update you guys on a really cool event I was recently a part of.

Back in July I was hired to review a “secret” show in Denton by GoodBAMMSho for Sofar Sounds. It was hands down one of the coolest things I’ve experienced musically. I instantly fell in love with the idea and had to be a part of it. After months of staying in contact with the local Sofar coordinator she reached out to me to participate in their Christmas show in Dallas and of course, I was happy to oblige!

Sarah Sellers - Sofar Sounds

The host of the event was a wonderful lover of music who was one of the first supporters and people to open their home to Sofar Dallas. She had a beautiful home in Lakewood that was packed with eager music fans ready to discover new talent.

My producer Josh Goode and I performed 3 original tunes along with a special Christmas rendition of Jingle Bells (see below). Scroll to the bottom of the post for a video of our original song No Mistake, along with a link to the entire show, including all 5 acts, courtesy of livestream.

Sarah Sellers - Sofar Sounds

WFAA Channel 8 was also on hand to cover the show and I was fortunate enough to sit down with David Schechter for a brief interview and preview of my original song Go and Get Gone. Check out the full story here!

Check out this great organization and sign up on their email list to see a Sofar event in your city!

Last but not least I’m excited to announce I’ll be releasing my first single, produced and co-written with Josh Goode and Bradley Prakope of Goode Vibes Music, in January. I’ll be posting a special preview on my YouTube channel so make sure you subscribe to hear it first! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

In the spirit of the holidays I recorded a newly revamped version of Jingle Bells! Check it out! 🙂

No Mistake – Music & Lyrics by Sarah Sellers & Josh Goode

Sofar Sounds Dallas – #237 Worldwide – Full Performance

Photo Credits: Giovanni Gallucci & John Perry

New Video! “Got it Bad” – ZZ Ward Cover by Sarah Sellers & Josh Goode

Over the last few months I’ve been working with Josh Goode from Goode Vibes Music on some original tunes and I am sooo excited to start recording the stuff we’ve written. Tonight we met for our normal writing session and ended up talking about our biggest musical inspirations and who has inspired me the most over the last few months. ZZ Ward has heavily influenced the new material and it seemed only fitting to cover one of my favorite tracks off her mixtape, Eleven Roses! So here it is, about 7 months overdue, a new YouTube cover!

We did one take to capture the rawness that you only get without over rehearsing and over analyzing the song…which can be hard for me to do!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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