If several well-known artists are these days with music performances in the virtual, a young 22 year old of Quebec, Jacob Roberge, is also in the process of becoming a star of the web thanks to its rereading of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Not only her impressive voice is the height of the success of Queen, but Jacob Roberge plays all the instruments on the song. The degree in classical singing at Cégep de Sainte-Foy took seven days to make the arrangements and mixing alone in his studio, located in a room of his 4 and a half.
It has bunk-43 voice tracks, and 20 tracks of guitar recorded separately, to give fullness to the song, in addition to recording the piano, the bass and drums. At the time of writing these lines, on Monday, the video had been viewed on YouTube more than 40,000 times.
“It took me about 50 hours to do it,” says the musician to the other end of the line, proud of the result. It’s been almost two years that I have in mind the project to do it this way, with instruments and voices. But I didn’t have the equipment available. “
Jacob Roberge follows singing lessons since he was ten years old. No wonder, therefore, that it can be dealt with if just to a piece of music as complex as Bohemian Rhapsody.
A career in music
For instruments, the musician confides that play since he was about 12 years old, but he is self-taught. “I learned everything by myself,” he know.
A person who has finished his studies in classical singing at cégep has accumulated contracts in the last few years. He has been seen in the musical comedy Fame in the summer of 2018, and it worked, before the crisis, as a counselor in a musical instrument store.
At the stop due to the pandemic, Jacob Roberge decided to have fun in his studio, hoping to make themselves known on the web. It is also fun to do, in the same way as Bohemian Rhapsody, the theme song of Salut, Bonjour!. It is already working on another video, that he would unveil in the next two or three weeks, with a song from the same era. “I’ve always loved old music. With both my mother and my father, I always bathed in there. Bohemian Rhapsody, I tripe on this song. “