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The Charismatic Voice

Aug 31, 2022

Last week, we started a conversation with Simone Simons, the lead singer of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. We discussed how she got into singing and blending classical and contemporary techniques.

This week, we continue the conversation as Simone talks about online singing lessons, taking pride in pregnant bellies, what singing felt like after giving birth, and our favorite Disney voices. She also dishes out some singing tips like using eyebrows to get to that high note and how she memorizes ALL THOSE LYRICS. 

This episode also shows so many facets of pregnancy and being a new mom that most people wouldn’t normally consider. This is a truly heart-warming conversation between two moms, about motherhood and our shared passion for singing.

Epica will be touring in North and South America throughout the rest of 2022, and throughout Europe in early 2023. They also recently released their new album, Omega, available on your regular streaming services, or purchase it online at

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why you shouldn’t be breathing too high
  • The different types of breathing
  • Keeping your shoulders calm, and your chest and belly active
  • Our favorite Disney voices
  • Singing after labor: understanding the changes in your body
  • Epica’s Wall of Death

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