As a native Englishman, I’d just like to offer up a little pronunciation advice if I may when it comes to singing in English which I guess is about 90% of Luxembourg acts!
While the level of English is absolutely superb in the Grand Duchy and I remain absolutely flabbergasted at times at many bands’ ability to produce amazing lyrics I’m not sure I could even manage in my own language, there is one tiny little thing that occasionally lets a few of you down – pronunciation of the letter “R”.
After listening to hundreds of songs of the past few years, I’ve noticed regularly the letter “R” in certain words, is often replaced with a “W”. Don’t ask me why this happens and mysteriously it only seems to be a phenomenon while singing not speaking.
As an example here are ten words I’ve heard sung from various local acts. Work out the words!
Now, while this is not a disaster and everyone understands perfectly what is being sung, just a little time working on pronunciation goes a long way. Getting someone else from outside the band to listen to you is a good idea, or why not record your singing and listen back?
Don’t all panic now, this is a minor thing that I’ve observed in only a few Luxembourg acts, but is something that pops up quite a bit and can easily be worked on and eliminated.
What you don’t want is for this mispronunciation to follow you into the recording studio especially if eventually you are looking to spread your music to an English-speaking country where your “Ws” will be more evident!
This is not a cwiticism….. sorry criticism…. just an observation that will hopefully help just a few of you improve your pronunciation, in fact if any of you need help in this area, don’t hesitate to contact me!
P.S. I actually found a video on this subject too below and it may seem a bit trivial, but this woman has certainly got it right (not “wight”) 😉