Anthony Vincent is a YouTuber who is known for his incredible covers of famous songs. What makes him unique is that he tackles the songs multiple different styles.
Anthony Vincent has covered Christmas songs in the style of Green Day and Slipknot for his YouTube channel Ten Second Songs. Last month, he posted a video of a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” which he performed in 42 different styles.
Vincent is a New York musician who has previously performed covers by Adele and Justin Bieber. For those covers, he channeled artists like Hanson, Ricky Martin, and Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The musician’s cover was posted just in time for the release of the new movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
On his cover, in Vincent sings in the style of David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne, Nirvana, Kendrick Lamar, Aretha Franklin, and Prince to name a few. He doesn’t just use their style of singing, but he also channels their voices and demeanor.
The singer explained his process saying:
“I disappeared from the internet for a month to finally take on my number one requested song. Being away from social media was very good for me, and I highly recommend this to anybody. Maybe everyone should start producing songs in multiple styles just so they too could take a vacation from social media.”
He further added:
“When I release a video, I’ll dedicate at least that day, especially that first hour, to responding to as many comments as I can. I’ll never release something and then go do something else. If people say something to me, I gotta say something back. It’s common courtesy.”
Opening up about finding social media fame Vincent said:
“If you’re not careful, it swallows your identity. It definitely changes everything. I am what I am right now because of that day I went super-viral. I realized there was no going back about eight months into the creation of the channel.”
Besides making videos for his YouTube channel, Vincent has also started a band with a fellow YouTube musician, guitarist Erock. The pair are set to release an album as the band Riptide this month.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a film which chronicles the 15-year period between Queen's formation as a band and their famous performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985. The movie received some scathing criticism by writer and producer Bryan Fuller for not focusing on Freddie Mercury’s bisexuality.
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