All I Know So Far (A Cappella Cover) – P!nk – Backtrack Vocals & InHarmony Camp Kazakhstan
New International Collaboration Release InHarmony Camp Kazakhstan Music Video
New-York City-based group Backtrack Vocals recently had the honor of representing the United States overseas in a cultural exchange program that culminated with the release of our collaborative music video “All I Know So Far” by P!nk.
“All I Know So Far” is a powerful and inspiring song that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever faced challenges in their life. It is a reminder that we are all capable of overcoming anything if we never give up on ourselves.
The talent of these students, the universal message of hope, and the power of music in the track chosen deserve to be heard by all! In sharing the resulting uplifting video, the Backtrack vocals group hopes to bring joy and inspiration at a time when divisiveness and darkness seems to be running rampant.
The cultural exchange experience
In June 2023, the US Embassy and American Voices program Arts Envoy sent Backtrack vocals to a Kazakhstan-based capella camp called InHarmony.
The trip organizer, US Foreign Service Officer John Orak, had no doubt that Backtrack Vocals were the perfect US ambassadors for the vocal mission. He refers to them as “a group of professional and talented singers, (…) passionate educators who use music education to transcend boundaries.” The camp also created a
Among them, Xander Teplansky and Melissa Jordano recall their weeklong experience of InHarmony, as part of 55 of the country’s top music students:
“The camp aimed to promote a cappella music, foster cultural exchange, and connect young artists. In addition to workshops, masterclasses, and a grand gala performance in the capitol, Astana, the magic of InHarmony and immense talent of the students was captured in the following music video of “All I Know So Far” by P!nk.”
Orak adds, “We were also intending to build a national network of young singers who could share their experience with their peers and continue to perform as music groups in their region.”
Using music to transcend language and cultural differences, the Kazakh camping students and Backtrack Vocals members connected beyond the camp to exchange guidance and support. “All I Know So Far” by P!nk is the perfect choice for the project because, as Xander and Melissa say, ‘it acts as a piece of advice to the younger generation. The song encourages them to embrace who they are, remain strong, and not be afraid of using their voice to speak out for what they believe in (…)
We learn as we go and try to be the best versions of ourselves everyday using only what we “know so far”’
All I know so far performance and music video
The group’s performance of the full song and their corresponding music video are available on YouTube. The vocals and the montage are complementary and highlight individual voices as well as the dynamism across the collaborative effort. the group’s vocal arrangements were simple but effective. The blend of the collective voices is mostly flawless, and the dynamics of the singing are well-controlled. The performance is a blend of moving and inspiring, keeping the anthemic vibe of the epic original song, and leaving its audience feeling uplifted and wanting to be part of such a collective.
“All I Know So Far” is a song by American singer-songwriter Pink. It was released on April 29, 2021, as the title track of her documentary of the same name. The song was written by Pink, Ryan Tedder, and Ali Tamposi, and produced by Tedder and Greg Kurstin.
The song is a pop rock ballad with a message of resilience and empowerment. It tells the story of Pink’s journey as an artist and a mother, and how she has learned to overcome challenges and to stay true to herself.
The song has been praised by critics for its honest and relatable lyrics, and its catchy melody. It has also been a commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart in the United States.
The message of hope and resilience resounds in the lyrics. They are a reminder that we are all capable of achieving anything we set our minds to. Here are some of the lyrics from the song:
“They can’t tell you to change who you are”
“Stay unfiltered and loud, you’ll be proud of that skin full of scars”
“I’ve been through the fire and I’ve come out stronger I’ve been knocked down and I’ve gotten back up again I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way But I wouldn’t trade it for the world”
“I’m not perfect, I’m not bulletproof But I’m gonna keep on fighting ‘Cause I know what I know so far”
“I’m not gonna let anyone tell me who I am I’m gonna be me, no matter what”