Team StarKid EXCLUSIVE: Preview the cover songs of their new ‘Aladdin’ parody ‘Twisted’
Internet sensation Team StarKid has teamed up with Andrew Fox and Stacks of Wax Production to create an album of pop covers of songs from StarKid’s latest production, an Aladdin parody called 'Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier.'
The aptly named ‘Twisted: Twisted' features four reimagined songs from the score, including a pop-punk version of the Princess's “I Want” song, ’90s r&b takes on the show's two love ballads (think Peabo Bryson's “A Whole New World”), and a jazz a cappella arrangement of one of the show's big group numbers, as well as four original demos recorded by the show's songwriters A.J. Holmes and Kaley McMahon. Featured artists include veteran Starkid performers Britney Coleman and Carlos Valdes, singer Andrea Ross, and jazz vocalists Cluster.
Starkid has announced that the album will release this weekend.
And check out an exclusive video clip of Carlos Valdes and Britney Coleman recording some of the audio you heard above:
Well, they aired it, seemingly unchanged. And it’s now for sale in the US iTunes store. They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version – so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure). While they appear not to be legally obligated to do any of these things, they did not apologize, offer to credit me, or offer to pay me, and indicated that this was their general policy in regards to covers of covers. It does not appear that I have a copyright claim, but I’m still investigating the possibility (which I consider likely) that they used some or all of my audio. I’ll write something longer and more detailed about this when I can get my head together about it probably in a couple of days. Thanks for your support, but please continue not to burn anything down.