Chris D’Agostino’s vocal mastery rises in “Feels like Summer” cover
Chris D’Agostino has just released a new cover song, Childish Gambino’s “Feels like Summer”, on all streaming platforms. Chris has taken a hip-hop song and transitioned it to an acoustic ballad showing his extensive range and his full-bodied falsetto runs. "Feels Like Summer" has an incredibly compelling message about human’s impact on the environment, and the intention was to retell its story in an authentic manner. He completely reimagined the song's instrumentation, put the lyrics front and center, and gave it a slightly uneasy edge to accomplish this.
The song was strategically arranged with shakers and percussion fills that add to the flawless vocals and song's precise rhythm. Chris's vocal creativity captures listeners immediate attention, and his creativity throughout the song adds many surprises. Throughout the song you hear a wide variety of enviable tones that make Chris’s vocal mastery shine and fill the corners of the room. He loved the challenge of transitioning a hip-hop song to a slow indie ballad. The song was produced by Terrance Reeves.
Chris is a 25-year-old indie/pop singer songwriter from Waltham, MA. Chris started his singing doing theater productions in high school and college, and covers classic Broadway music with ease. His comfortingly warm presence makes him a very welcome voice in any environment. He wins top praise for his haunting and heavenly vocals that make him a standout in all places he performs. Chris has a diverse musical appetite, with influences stemming from Jeff Buckley to Chris Cornell to Queen. With his many years of theater experience, combined with his passion for performing, Chris loves being on stage, connecting with his audience and engulfing himself in his vocal expression.
Chris recently won the Boston Sings Fenway Open Mic Competition at Loretta’s Last Call which had over 100 participants over a three-month period of time. Chris participated in the 2019 All You Got tour, and had an opener performance at the Hampton Beach Seashell Stage. He regularly performs throughout Boston at cafes and clubs. In the last year or so, Chris has been on a writing spree. In June Chris released his debut single “Grey Horizon”. It is a gorgeously composed and textured listen with some real heart, a charmer from start to finish which show’s his vocal versatility and talent as a musician. The song captivates the listener with haunting yet powerful vocals, and conveys a strong message of overcoming obstacles with strength and perseverance.
During quarantine Chris began working on a voice over demo he plans to submit to online voice over entities which he hopes to get commercial, cartoon and singing voice over work with. With Chris's theater background in high school and college, he feels he would have a lot to contribute to this profession.
Going forward Chris hopes to write another original song with a similar vibe to "Feels Like Summer". He is proud of his recent song "Feels like summer" since he did all the recording at home and worked remotely during quarantine with his friend who played the percussion for the song. Given the song's successful outcome, he plans to continue working on other projects in his home studio.
Chris's recently released second single, "Social Tremors", was released on April 6, 2020 and has been put on several playlists, and recently surpassed 1100 streams. Chris is continuously working in his home studio and looks forward to keeping the releases coming.