When we first heard Lauren Isenberg’s cover of Jealous (Labrinth), we knew that we had to ask her for a collaboration. She was only 13 years old but her voice was huge already back then. Lauren was obviously the perfect match for a smooth Bossa Nova song that my dad had written for ‘Chi Might’. We contacted her, explained the concept of the Chi Might Project and suggested this song.
Some background information
She was up for the song, so we sent a percussion/guitar/drums/bass version to Rick Benbow who added all those super cool jazzy keyboard parts, including a flutes arrangement.
That’s the version that we sent to Lauren, including the lyrics and the basic melody. Lauren worked out her vocal part together with her vocal coach Marla Joy Music. My dad’s initial melody was plain and basic, but Lauren added all those little embellishments, bluesy lines and amazing little vocal tricks that leave everybody stunned.
This was only our first collaboration with Lauren. If you know my channel, you might have heard some of our common covers!
This is Lauren’s official bio, provided by her mum in 2016:
Lauren Isenberg (May 7, 2002) is Canadian and has been singing since she could speak. At 10 years old, after performing in a few school musicals she began vocal lessons both privately and then in groups. Since then, she has been involved in musicals, performed at local restaurants, concert venues, and recording studios. Lauren also plays the piano and guitar. Lauren’s great passion is singing pop, jazz, and blues.
Meanwhile, Lauren was signed by Geffen records and we hope to hear her again very soon with some brand new music.
For more information check out Lauren’s YouTube channel, and you don’t wanna miss her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renforshort_/