Singers need to create a history for their character – WHO are you? Next, they need to imagine the scenario where they are singing this song. If you create a specific space in your mind, it will communicate clearly to your audience – WHERE are you? Last, are you singing this song to another person? A group of people? Alone in your room? There has to be a heightened emotional state and reason that causes you to sing - WHY are you?
So many singers get caught up in the act of simply learning the tune, words and phrasing of a song. Doing this type of character background work first will deepen your performance and lead to a more memorable experience for your audience.