Watch it here: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room ACOUSTIC LIVE COVER !!
THE STORY BEHIND MY COVER:
I’ve never been in a romantic relationship, so how could I relate to the emotional pain that John Mayer shares in “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”? I could’ve faked it, I guess.. I’m an actress. But then people wouldn’t relate/engage. It’d lack sincerity, vulnerability.
As I recorded my version of this song, I prayed for God to help me understand and convey a level of hurt similar to John’s. What was revealed to me was powerful. I hadn’t experienced the demise of a romantic relationship, but I’d fallen in love with other things in this world that would fail to satisfy eternally; namely, my career.
For 11 years, I’d romanced my career by developing my craft, building my resume, and working consistently (without moral compromise, of course). But as I made my career my ULTIMATE thing, I sacrificed other important areas of my life, including relationships with family/friends/God, my health, and my education. Making any good thing an ULTIMATE thing will ALWAYS lead to destruction… it’s misguided worship. Worship intended to be directed toward the Source/Giver of the good thing. And, I can’t take any of my success to the grave anyway. Not my career. Not fame. Not money. Nothing. It’s like slow dancing in a burning room.
For this reason, I sang this song as I simultaneously chose to step back from my job, enroll in college, and begin reinvesting in the people around me. Performing is something I love doing and sharing, but it must remain in its proper place.
I hope you can feel the emotion in my cover and relate to it in your own way.
John Mayer is an amazing lyricist. What a concept: “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”.. Mmm.
All my best,
Hey y’all. Recently I posted a cover of Selena’s Love You Like A Love Song (CLICK HERE TO WATCH). In just a few days, it had over 100,000 hits. I’ve never seen anything like that! Because you’ve been so awesome, I wanted to post my next cover. This time, I stripped down Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”..
During these sessions, I record one vocal pass from top to bottom, and then shoot it from many angles. The footage you see is a casual video I made for fun. I hope you enjoy! Check out YouTube.com/TheRealAlysonStoner for the newest video covers and updates!
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