Issues Vocalist Covers Timberlake
2013-05-18 by andcas | 73 Comments
Tyler Carter, clean singer for the metalcore band Issues, has released a re-imagined cover of
Justin Timberlake's smash single "Mirrors" through his solo r&b project performed on the side.

http://www.alterthepress.com/2013/05/issues-frontman-tyler-carter-covers.html
Tagged: Issues

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Sauce
May 18th 2013
710 Comments


tired of these videos where he's just pretending to sing to an obviously prerecorded track.

RosaParks
May 19th 2013
14936 Comments


the verse he added in was terrible

c0nf1n3d
May 19th 2013
286 Comments


It wasn't bad.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2013
7137 Comments


Is that Kjartan Sveinsson on guitar?

But seriously, fuck everything about this video. I'm all for people covering music they like, performing it live or even putting their recorded versions on youtube, but the level of production that went into this video is just obnoxious, it's like this guy doesn't realize he didn't write the song. I mean that shot at 2:30, is that a joke? Because it should be.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2013
7137 Comments


Also, top comment is:

"So uh, I heard Justin Timberlake did a cover of this."

Fucking lol.

Gwyn.
May 19th 2013
15161 Comments


"Also, top comment is:

"So uh, I heard Justin Timberlake did a cover of this."

Fucking lol."

"i heard this joke years ago too."

treeqt.
May 19th 2013
10046 Comments


Re-imagined

Digging: Cikada String Quartet - In Due Tempi (Saariaho, Cage, Maderna)

Conexus
May 19th 2013
82 Comments


No one can deny, Tyler Carter can sing. I enjoyed this cover.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2013
50695 Comments


shit tone

Digging: The Smith Street Band - Throw Me in the River

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 19th 2013
50695 Comments


lol pretentious ass shallow focus

treeqt.
May 19th 2013
10046 Comments


everything about this is so ridiculously dick in butt

SirDazza28
May 19th 2013
409 Comments


"he can sing better than jt. said it."

I agree, his vocals on "The Worst of Them (Acoustic)" are great!

MalleusMaleficarum
May 19th 2013
14362 Comments


this guy sucks

elephantREVOLUTION
May 19th 2013
2774 Comments


everything about this is so ridiculously dick in butt [2]

Cygnatti
May 19th 2013
21383 Comments


It's not bad.

Azn.
May 19th 2013
5615 Comments


wish he covered a different song

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

treeqt.
May 19th 2013
10046 Comments


wish he covered his face

Havey
May 19th 2013
9717 Comments


same

Azn.
May 19th 2013
5615 Comments


yeah it was kind of awkward watching the video so I just minimized it

VicariousIntent
May 19th 2013
1596 Comments


If you honestly think Tyler fucking Carter can sing this song better than JT I have no hope for you.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 19th 2013
14362 Comments


its andcas

Cygnatti
May 19th 2013
21383 Comments


I don't like the general tone of this voice. Or maybe that's just how it decided to make it sound when recording it.

jackalope11
May 19th 2013
330 Comments


Yeah he ain't got no technique.

I mean maybe I'm just saying that because I have a musical theater background in terms of technique but Tyler Carter is just way too much throat, swallows like every vowel sound, and holds a ridiculous amount of tension.

sspedding
May 19th 2013
4773 Comments


i cannot stand this moron.

yidnarc
May 19th 2013
147 Comments


don't really like his voice

it's not bad, but eh

VisceralUproar
May 19th 2013
161 Comments


Pretty good, but as long as we are talking about clean vocalists doing covers it should be said that Johnny Craig did a better Timberlake cover.

oldsoul
May 19th 2013
106 Comments


Why did he alter the second verse? Apart from that, it was good, though I certainly prefer the original.

Digging: Have Mercy - A Place Of Our Own

TomAkaVeto
May 19th 2013
1669 Comments


Not horrible, but not very good and I want to punch his stupid face.

KrissWatts
May 20th 2013
96 Comments


I'd enjoy it more if he wasn't so narcissistic

Keyblade
May 20th 2013
15069 Comments


god that was awful. what's with narcissistic douchebag metalcore frontman these days?

also this shows how good JT actually is. in the wrong hands, the song can end up sounding like that OTT sappy piece of shit

Digging: Submotion Orchestra - Alium

XyphynX9
May 20th 2013
137 Comments


Tyler Carter can sing but I don't really wanna check out this cover. Issues is good but not great. Tyler was better on Number[s] by Woe, Is Me. His cover of "Someone Like You" is fucking great though.

CutMan
May 20th 2013
1792 Comments


He can sing, huh? Yeah, I suppose autotuned vocals do sound pretty pitch perfect. But it's not a testament to his ability.

Gwyn.
May 20th 2013
15161 Comments


Lol

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


2:30 of the video

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


any decent person covering a song would record a 1 shot video of them performing it. instead here we have a lip synched video with overindulgent, obnoxious shots like that one. dude clearly thinks he's the shit

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


showmanship? the track is prerecorded and quite obviously touched up. and it's not even his song wtf

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


im just saying the video is overindulgent is all (his cover sucks too, but that's another matter)

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


certainly beats the "emotional presence" of an autotuned music video with ridiculous poses of "showmanship"

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


if that's what floats your boat then right on bro

Keyblade
May 21st 2013
15069 Comments


i dig it. i just feel that his version is much more tasteful. it's kinda hard to pull off without going over the top i'd imagine

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


"all I see is a professionally shot video of a cover while exerting some charisma and showmanship"

rofl

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


"you're shitting on the dude for what?"

cant you fucking read he already specified what he didnt like about it. its understood that YOU enjoy the cover and YOU enjoy tyler carter, but why is it so hard for YOU to understand that not everyone else will?

is it because youre retarded?

RosaParks
May 21st 2013
14936 Comments


almost 1/3 of the comments in this thread are andcas

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


he likes tyler carter

SubtleBody
May 21st 2013
519 Comments


Just listened to this. Guy over-sings it waaaay too much. I fucking hate it when people over-sing shit. Classic case of 'American Idol Syndrome', where the singer obviously has talent but stretches it to the point of pretentious obnoxiousness. Gosh, why can't people sing skilfully, making the most of a subtle nuance, rather than just trying to make each note as technically flashy as possible. Ugh

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


lets all enjoy this comment one more time:

"he can sing better than jt. said it."

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


http://youtu.be/0DJek6L5Ekc

thats a real cover !!!

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


so youre saying your sensitive

like i didnt know that yet

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


"I WOULDVE CLICKED YOUR LINK IF YOU DIDNT MAKE FUN OF ME YOU MEANIE"

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


solid reading comprehension

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


anyways guys (not andcas, hes too sensitive to click) check out this badass cover:

http://youtu.be/0DJek6L5Ekc


TheMoonchild
May 21st 2013
490 Comments


Wow that was terrible.

CutMan
May 21st 2013
1792 Comments


To the guy who said he doesn't hear autotune, I have no idea why you can't hear it. I can only guess you're used to hearing it in everything and assume that's just how a human voice can sound.

It's not.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


"malleus, the ronnie radke of sputnik"

god youre dumb

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


no.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


youre dumb

nononsense
May 21st 2013
3418 Comments


Lol

MalleusMaleficarum
May 21st 2013
14362 Comments


youre dumb

lucasjcockcroft
May 21st 2013
3714 Comments


I feel like this is getting hated because its Tyler Carter

obvious the guy can sing, I have no knowledge of proper technique, but he can sing

his face his annoying but a lot of peoples faces are annoying

and how is the tone bad? like what does that even mean

nononsense
May 21st 2013
3418 Comments


Same thing with Kellin Quinn. He can really sing, but it's too high pitched. But for high pitched vocalists he's one of the best.

lucasjcockcroft
May 21st 2013
3714 Comments


Yeah Kellin gets grating quick

CutMan
May 22nd 2013
1792 Comments


Yeah, andcas, there was no production on those vocals. The excessive hall reverb, for instance, was totally the beach's natural reverberations.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 22nd 2013
14362 Comments


how do you not understand the word tone? this is a music discussion website ffs lol

Ziio
May 22nd 2013
55 Comments


That's wasn't that great.

lucasjcockcroft
May 22nd 2013
3714 Comments


who doesn't understand the word tone?



joshieboy12345
May 22nd 2013
5371 Comments


Pretty good.

CutMan
May 23rd 2013
1792 Comments


Thanks, andcas, I try!

sexpoi
May 23rd 2013
599 Comments


lol this thread turned into knife fight quick. I enjoyed the cover but I will say I thought it came off a bit narcissistic also. It's kind of understandable considering the dude probably constantly has teen scene girls all over him and telling him he's awesome and it has probably gotten to his head.

MalleusMaleficarum
May 23rd 2013
14362 Comments


teen scene boys **

TheMoonchild
June 2nd 2013
490 Comments


Watched this again


He isn't particularly a bad singer. Is just, this comes off as just plain PRETENTIOUS. It comes off as if he's singing the song like it was written by Paul McCartney

Spec
June 2nd 2013
27211 Comments


He has a decent voice I guess. I still hate his band.

MalleusMaleficarum
June 2nd 2013
14362 Comments


He certainly thinks he's important

TheMoonchild
June 2nd 2013
490 Comments


Yeah and that 2:30 shot I actually nearly pissed myself laughing. What a dork



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