Darren Criss “Piano Man”
Obscure Darren songs 11/27
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I am holding out hope for this to be another of Glee’s songs that Darren performs live during filming… The vulnerability it adds to Blaine is staggering.
Oh, this is stunning. Not because it’s the best performance of it (it’s not, but it’s fine). It’s stunning because we get to hear the immense talent behind doing this on the fly.
Someone apparently requested this song, and he wasn’t prepared for it. He’s sitting at the piano playing around with some chords, figuring out how to do it, apparently without any sheet music or anything. He decides what he’s playing is too low for his voice and changes the key. Plays around with it a bit more. Starts singing. Decides it’s still too low and jumps the octave. Simplifies and ornaments and simplifies again as he wings his way through it.
Enormous depth of talent here. Amazing.