UKULELE COVER: "Riptide / We Don’t Believe What’s On TV" – Vance Joy / Twenty One Pilots MASHUP


IT’S BEEN A WHILE, MY FRIEND. I can only stand here and beg your forgiveness for how horribly late this video is. I SKIPPED A WHOLE MONTH. (And I’m beginning to see that I overcommit to things?? Eh. Small details.) Here is What Happened™ in great detail:


• I bought myself a ukulele and learned how to play it

• Then I learned how to play Riptide by Vance Joy

• Then I thought “huh this sounds like another song I really like

• What is it???

• WE DON’T BELIEVE WHAT’S ON TV

• omg that would be an awesome mashup


So I created a mashup of these two songs (We Don’t Believe What’s On TV is a song by Twenty One Pilots, in case you are unfortunate enough to not know that fact) and decided that I would record it. But there was just one small problem: I was on vacation in Florida, far away from the recording studio. And I wanted to shoot a music video with tropical road trip vibes.  Here is My Thought Process™ in great detail:


• THAT’S OKAY I’LL JUST DO THE MUSIC VIDEO FIRST

• yeah before I actually record the actual song

• I did that with the Hello/Alive mashup and it turned out pretty good

• *ignores the fact that I actually had a TEMPO with the Hello/Alive mashup and had practiced that vocal 8005434197621 times*

• *films the music video and THEN when I get back home I record the song and THEN as I go to edit the music video I realize that…*

• MY LIP SYNCING SUCKS


Just being honest here, my friend. I TRIED MY BEST but I recorded the music video before I recorded the song so… *cowers under a very large pillow* BE NICE TO ME. I’ve learned my lesson. And I’ve also learned how to play the ukulele SO THAT’S A PLUS.

This one was a lot of fun (A LOT OF FUN) and totally unlike everything else I’ve ever done. SO I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. And if you do, please jump over to my YouTube channel and subscribe while simultaneously punching that like button. (I know you can do both, you multitalented unicorn.)


Check out the music video below and/or listen on SoundCloud!





rock on,
abbiee

41 comments

  1. THIS WAS SO AMAZING ABBIE !!!!
    TOTALLY LOVED IT <3
    Listened to it twice and all! You're great!

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    1. OMG THANK YOU ARYA LYNN <33333 you are so kind :')

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  2. OH. MY. GOODNESS. that was so amazing and beautiful!! please play the ukelele more often!! <3

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    1. DSHAKJDKLSAJ YOU ARE SO KIND MADELINE THANK YOU!! <333333

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  3. ASDFGHJKL I WANNA REPLAY IT 976367292972737744 tIMES

    THESE SONGS ARE THE PERFECT MASHUP

    THIS FLORIDA FOOTAGE IS PERFECT

    YOU ARE PERFECT

    I LOVE IT AND YOU

    (Also that clip of Kate like "I'm going to play the guitar" "...it's a ukulele" XD

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    1. ASHLYN YOUR COMMENT MADE MY DAY <3333 thank you so much eeeeep!!!! I KNOW RIGHT LOL i had to include that part :') *hugs*

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  4. Ok this was so good! You sound amazing and the video looks so cool!

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Nabila!! :D

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  5. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I love this so much!! <33

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    1. ASDFGHJKL; YOU ARE SO KIND THANK YOU ABBY <333 *hugs you a lot*

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  6. SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS!!!! CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO THIS GORGEOUSNESS <3 <3 <3 <3

    xx Sophy

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    1. SOPHY THIS COMMENT PUT A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE <333333 THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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  7. YAY FOR LEARNING TO PLAY THE UKULELE! Aren't they fun? My sister has one and I use it sometimes (*cough* totally not stealing *cough*) and it's so epic. And despite the lip-syncing problems, this was an awesome video xD. AND FLORIDA IS BEAUTIFUL, just sayin'.

    ~ Savannah @ Scattered Scribblings

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    1. UKULELE IS EPIC OMG. I love it so much. Also it's much nicer on the fingers than guitar. *nervous laughter* THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO <3333

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  8. That was so good, Abbie!!! I love your voice! And I'm kinda trying to learn the ukulele too, so... I loved it!

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    1. YAY YOU'RE LEARNING THE UKE?? it's so much fun omg. :') THANK YOU FOR WATCHING I'm so happy you like this song!! <3

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    2. And also I love your hair!!!! Long hair is so fun :)

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  9. Ahhh, I love the way you combined these two songs! Awesome cover <3

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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  10. OH MY WORD ABBIEE. I love it! (Also, filming in FL was totally worth it, btw...I didn't see the editing flailing, but I LOVE the end result XD)

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    1. There was lots of editing flailing, I can assure you. xD *nervous laughter* BUT EEEP THANK YOU SO MUCH <33333 I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THE VIDEO *gives you waffls*

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  11. I love this!!!! ABBIEE YOU NEED A SPOTIFY OR SOMETHING. GOSH DAMN GIRL. Talent. I love the little laugh in the middle as well!

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU VANESSA. <3 I actually do have a Spotify! You can find me under "Abbiee" but I'm still working on publishing the mashups to Spotify and music stores...but all my original songs and covers are on there! :D THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING <3

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    2. OH DUDE. That is right. I think I have followed. i just meant music haha your own music that I could put on a playlist of my own!

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  12. awww this is so summery and beautiful. I love your video skills, girl! Also Kate's cameo was great. XD

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    1. ASDFGHJKL THANK YOU HANNAH YOU'RE THE BEST <33 haha Kate helped me a lot with this :D

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  13. *dies*
    this was perfect.

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  14. AAAHHH I LOVE IT. IT WAS SO FUN AND TROPICAL ASDJFKL; <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH AUDREY!! <3333

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  15. *throws confetti* I CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS AHH. the ukelele is such a fun instrument omgggg and your voice?? AHH

    ~ noor

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    1. DADKLSJLKJAFDLFJSKL YOU ARE THE KINDEST HUMAN EVER <33333333 *hugs and flails*

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  16. I thought this was so cute and sweet and just gahhhhh I enjoy your music videos SO MUCH. Also I couldn't really tell that the lip-syncing was off???

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    1. THANK YOU KAYLA :'''') your kind words = mean tHE WORLD to me <3 *HUGS FOREVER*

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  17. UKULELE YES! I have one of my own and it's bright pink (I named it Stuart)...and you play so well! Your voice is amazing, Abbiee; this is why I love your blog, because everything you post makes me want to watch/read until my eyes pop out.

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  18. I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!! I know that you said it was off, but honestly I think that this is my favorite thing that you've done so far. I absolutely adored it. <3

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  19. confession... i'm just now catching up on all of your posts and WOW THIS WHOLE VIDEO IS GORGEOUS. your voice + the whole aesthetic is completely magically. rock on, friend.

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  20. I loved this!!! Your singing is beautiful and all the shots you filmed for the video....love it. Great job!! (Also, can I ask where you bought that blue and white dress? It's literally the cutest. :D)

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  21. UGH. JUST BARELY GOT AROUND TO COMMENTING!!
    Abbie, I love your music. I love your voice, your videos, your songs, YOU!!
    And did I mention? I LOVE YOUR MUSIC TO SMITHEREENS!!!!
    You make me feel brave enough to sing and do videos and put myself up for the world to see. THAT TAKES SOME GUT RIGHT THERE. And you do it with such ease, and sincerity and loveliness- it takes my breath away.
    I love the raw openness of your voice and the beauty in your face and GIRL, ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD LOVES IT TOO.
    Keep it up, girlfriend!! You're doing magnificent!!!!
    ~E

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.