Laus Deo Semper.
This is a drum cover (or remix) of Vanilla Sky's cover of Rihanna's song, Umbrella.
(whoa, now that's one complicated sentence)
Crazy amounts of fun, this one. Loved the groovy parts in the intro and outtro, aswell as the heavy stuff in the middle. Obviously the last few choruses were also quite nice to do :)
(As for the outtro doublebass crossovers; it's the only part of the song that was written beforehand, the rest is all improvised on the spot, to keep things fresh and unpredictable.)
I have to emphasize, I know calling this a "cover" is wrong, seeing as I only PARTLY stayed true to the song's drums (or lack thereof), through the WHOLE song i play some variations of the beats, phrasing and fills, since 99% of what i play is improvised. Even though i have done my fair share of session and studio drumming, that has little to zero effect on these video's, I kind of see them as live performances. I'm NOT aiming to be accurate to the original drums, I'm just aiming to enjoy myself. And I thouroughly succeeded in doing that, might I add :)
Vanilla Sky - Umbrella
(originally by Rihanna)
is the copyrighted property of it's owner(s).
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