Classical Musicians React: Naul ‘Feel Like’

Lindsey: Okay.
Davis: Okay.
Lindsey: This is like making my insides feel warm.
Davis: I have chills and he just started? I’m confused. Lindsey: Yeah. Umu: So excited to announce that this episode is sponsored by Skillshare! Our goal with this channel is to release entertaining and educational content, so we love seeing your comments saying that our channel has inspired you to pick up an instrument or start learning to sing, or learn music theory. However, if you’re not in a university or if you’re not able to take classes somewhere, Skillshare is the perfect place for you to be able to take lessons on music theory, singing, production, writing, reading–whatever you want. Peyton: If you don’t know what Skillshare is, It’s an online learning platform that has videos of over 25,000 different topics, including music. Charlotte: Skillshare’s affordable music classes are easy to follow, with concise information that makes it easy for people of any experience level to digest. Peyton: The first 500 of our subscribers will get a 2 month free trial if they’re the first to use that link. Charlotte: Whether you want to fuel your curiosity, creativity, or even career, Skillshare is the perfect place to keep you learning and thriving in 2019. Umu: So that being said, let’s move out to the reaction part of this video, where you can see my musician friends freaking out about Naul’s amazing vocals. Naul is regarded as one of the best R&B singers in Korea, and you’re gonna be reacting to his 2018 release, called ‘Feel Like’. James: Cool.
Umu: And in an interview, he says that the name of his recent album ‘Sound Doctrine’ comes from the Bible, and ‘Feel Like’, which was the title track of the album, is a mix of soul in the seventies and R&B in the 90s. Henry: Hey! 5, 4, 3. Isaac: Radio silence. Nice fanfare. Charlotte: It’s like the opening of a late-night show.
Peyton: Yeah. And we’re live! Collin: Hear the piano? The piano that scales up and down?
Jarod: Yeah.
Colin:That was sick! Charlotte: Oh, French horn?
Peyton: Oh, Earth, Wind & Fire, baby!
Charoitte: Frick yass! Peyton: This is so hard-core Earth, Wind & Fire, I love it! Yeah! Totally called that. Davis: The snare and the bass drum, specifically, sound very well, like, they did a really good job of trying to emulate that era of music. Elizaabeth: It’s turning more dramatic.
Henry: Oh, ho, ho, ho, yeah, baby! The flugelhorn and trombone unison. Lindsey: Okay.
Davis: Okay.
Lindsey: This is like, making my insides feel warm.
Davis: I have the chills and he just started? I’m confused.
Lindsey: Yeah. Davis: It literally just started. Lindsey: As soon as that voice came in, I got like butterflies in my stomach, I’m not even kidding.
Davis: Yeah, I’m like, whoa. Peyton: Ooh, I love the lower octave they added in there. Isaac: (singing) Kevin: That’s the lowest slide bass I’ve heard in K-pop or K-R&B, and it’s good sh*t. Lindsey: I feel like the way this guy’s voice sounds, it sounds like he didn’t have any sort of vocal training, and he was just born with this voice, do you know what I mean?
Davis: Oh, yeah, it sounds so natural.
Lindsey: It just sounds so easy and flowing and natural, and like just, how he is. Davis: I’m like, f*cked up right now. This is so good. Lindsey: What? Davis: This is…I don’t even know.
Lindsey: That was like the most direct modulation I’ve ever heard. James: Wow. Melissa: Ooh, that little wia-wia-wia…that’s cute. James: Oh! Okay. Peyton: It’s like Earth, Wind & Fire cake, with like an early…
Charlotte: Bruno Mars frosting?
Peyton: Yeah. James: So that very stylistic way of ending his local lines with that little “uh” sound?
Melissa: Uh!
James: It’s great. James: Oh! Melissa: Ooh! Ooh, James is shook! Henry: An instrumental solo! Jarod: See that’s an interesting instrument choice, like trumpet choice, because he has a cornet, which is typically associated with like a darker timbre, so you wouldn’t necessarily use it for that style of playing. That kind of like, screamy, if you will.
Collin: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Jarod: So I’m just like, oh, interesting, okay.
Collin: I think it works.
Jarod: Yeah, it sounded good. Kevin: Excellent Isaac: Yeah!! Woo!! We’re goin’ up! Isaac: Oh, my goodness! Kevin: Oh, he changed back. It’s nice. Rachel: I like his voice a lot, clearly. Hugo: hah that one sam(ple)- *imitates*
Rachel: It’s such a different timbre when he gets up into like high belt. I guess you gotta just slam that larynx up there.
Hugo: (singing) Rachel: It gets thinner. Hugo: (singing) Rachel: You can almost hear the air on the bottom of his tone. Isaac: (singing) Kevin: Oh, it resolves to minor shortly after the major. Oh, no, this one stays. The trumpet player’s like, yeah! I just played a solo! James: What? Oh, my God. No, stop it, Umu, stop. This is not okay.
Melissa: I wonder what James’s favorite song is?
James: Holy sh*t! Hugo: Wow. Wow.
Rachel: Oh, it’s so good! Hugo: Oh, that is Dirty Loops level
Rachel: I know! I know, I know! Jarod: Oh, give it to me! Collin: God, they love him! Peyton: Also, this is like the perfect trumpet sound for this kind of track. James: I’m going back and re-listening into all of those riffs. And I won’t stop listening to them until I can sing them.
Melissa: Oh, my God, do it! Kevin: Oh, wow, he did.
Isaac: Wow.
Kevoin: That’s pretty high. E-flat. Melissa: Ooh, the trumpet’s like just singing with the voice. I love it. Rachel: Fade out, fade out, fade out. Yeah, that was so good, good. Hugo: Umm! Rachel: Um-hmm! Hugo: Umm! Rachel: He’s nasty!
Hugo: That was that good sh*t. That’s that good sh*t. I thought it was great.
Rachel: He has an incredible voice, Hugo: Um-hmm.
Rachel: and can riff and has a lot of control, and it’s very focused, and it was in a very pushy range the whole song. Hugo: Very stylistic, loved it. Music video made no sense. Like, the music video was literally just city shots. And then like…
Rachel: But it makes you focus on the music. Hugo: That is true. That is true. Ah, God, and the music was so good. And it really was like gospel R&B, too, and it was like…
Rachel: (singing) I want to listen to the hidden riff again. Rachel: It was so good!
Hugo: I’d be interested to hear more…
Rachel: The best riffs you don’t know where they’re going, cuz normally it’s all just like pentatonic, Hugo: (singing)
Rachel: but then you go back up. Every fall is like just a pentatonic scale down, but then they’re like, (singing) and you’re like…
Hugo: (singing) Lindsey: I can’t believe that was five and a half minutes.
Davis: Yeah, true. I would go back and listen to that again like, right now. Lindsey: Yeah.
Davis: That was amazing. That was so good. Holy sh*t.
Lindsey: Seriously, like that voice came in and my whole chest was just like…
Davis: I’m upset with how…yeah, I’m upset with how much I liked this. Lindsey: By chest, I do mean my entire torso was just like….. Davis: Yeah, thank you for clarifying. Yeah, that blew me away. Like just, hands down, I’m kind of speechless. It’s just…it hit all of the points that I didn’t even know were there. Like seriously, I’m upset that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Because like…
Lindsey: Like offended in a good way?
Davis: Oh, yeah, yeah. It’s just like, how dare you? How do you make something so awesome and not warn me first? Like, Jesus.
Lindsey: Yeah. Peyton: Yeah, the trumpet thing I thought was really interesting cuz like, whoever tracked it, like I said, was, they were great. They nailed it like right on the head for like what one of those solos would have been like during that age. Kind of like ????? vibes, but maybe a little more vocabulary. But it was interesting, in the music video, one, I thought it was interesting they used a white guy. But second of all, I thought it was also interesting, in the video, it’s a cornet, and that was not a cornet.
Charlotte: Nope. Peyton: A cornet can not do that. Like you can try to make a cornet do that, but the result will not be that. So, I thought it was interesting. But I know a lot of really, really, really early jazz. was played on cornet, so I don’t know if that’s what they were going for. Maybe they were just like, “Oh, it looks like a trumpet”. James: Wow. Okay, let’s talk about the riffs first. Melissa: Okay, sing all of them, right now.
James: Nope. Nope. I will not, I do not want to disrespect them like that. It takes a lot of skill to be able to sing in that agile way that he was demonstrating, and that’s one of the reasons I love R&B and gospel so much, is because they took this concept of a melisma, which originally came from
Melissa: My name.
James: Gregorian chants and plain chants, where they would sing multiple notes on one syllable…
Melissa: It was actually named after me. (crickets) James: Totally.
Melissa: From a time traveler. James: Um..and they took that concept and they were like, you know, we’re expressing our reverence to God just like these people were way back when, but why don’t we just sing ’em way faster. And it became about agility and flexibility, and the harmonic structure of the riff and how fast you could sing it, or the topography of it and how many notes you could get. And that’s part of the reason I love this so much and I love what he did, because it was perfect. Like, it was so good. There was growl in some places, there were, you know, big pentatonic, you know, motions down, like he showed his whole range. It was really, really stylistic and really, really, really well done. Everything. Everything is good. Everything is good. Like all boxes have been checked. Like, I can die happy now, having listened to this amazing man. Melissa: Same. Yeah, sounds good. Hello everyone. I’m Umu, React to the K channel creator, and I’d like to thank you for watching this video. I really hope you enjoyed or learned something from it. If you’d like to support us or help React to the K grow, you can do so by visiting our Patreon, and help us out by pledging any amount you can. Big tip of the hat to our Superstar Idol patrons. Thanks for the love. ‘Til next time.