We’ve talked a lot about what puberty does to your voice. Puberty changes you in lots of other ways too. It changes your feelings. It probably changes the kind of music you like listening to.
And …very important this – it changes the kind of people who listen to your singing.
When you were a blue shirt, you were probably quite cute. You might not like to think that, but I’ll be your mum did, and your gran. (And maybe even some of the bigger girls at school, though they’d probably never say so.)
“I get hugs from fifty grannies. I’d much rather get hugs from fifty girls.”
The hardest thing of all is being a green shirt. Are you little and cute or are you big, hairy and ugly (OK, let’s be positive, handsome, dashing and with a six pack to die for)? Truth is you’re probably neither one thing nor the other. You’re half way between because puberty is changing, not just your voice, but your whole body and appearance, the way you dress, your attitude to yourself, your attitude to your parents and family, your friends and, or course your music! So who do you sing to and what do you sing?
Here’s one boy who managed all these changes pretty well.
When he was still a blue shirt, he was singing Walking in the Air. When he was changing from blue to light green, he made an album in a beautiful changing voice. By the time he’d changed to dark green he recorded a pop song called This Week’s Number One. And when he finally made it to black shirt, he’d moved on from cheesy pop to writing songs for his own rock band.
Get yourself a cool drink, sit down, relax and watch our film of Inigo riding the changes