Applegirl And Her Apps
Color me not surprised when I saw videos of a girl going by the YouTube handle Applegirl002 remaking top pop hits by Lady Gaga and Beyonce on multiple iPhones. Overproduced beats are the perfect material for this new form of instrumentation (I hesitate even calling it that). She has been spreading her music on YouTube by posting videos of herself videotaped in her living room with a backup band comprised of a variety of iPhone applications. As someone who has a deep appreciation of synthesizers and mixers, is this just an example of the next wave of electronic instruments in a smaller handheld form?
So many questions came to mind when I first watched Applegirl’s YouTube clips performing Irreplaceable on three iPhones and Poker Face with the help of four iPhones. I wondered exactly how much time she spent figuring out how to recreate a song with iPhone applications. I was also curious to know if she had any formal music training. My question has been answered with her latest upload where Applegirl is seen playing a keyboard and her bandmate is an iPhone app. She is definitely musically inclined so I can’t help but think about what her own original music would sound like unplugged.