When my songwriting buddy, Dan Orlando, asked me to sing backup vocals on some songs we wrote for his album I responded, "you bet I will do that!" Dan is an amazing artist and I never miss a chance to harmonize with that guy!
I went down to the studio in Philadelphia with a lot of nerves. It is so essential to get powerful vocals when you're recording a song. I had a big responsibility to bring everything I had to the table. After chugging water, taking all my vitamins, and drinking my soothing herbal tea I felt ready.
Well, we had a blast. I told Dan and his producer to ask me to sing any crazy thing they wanted and I would go for it. At one point the producer, Charlie, said, "give us Aretha on this phrase," and I was like, "I'll try!"