the more i go on walking around this earth, i find that i care about what people think of me less and less. take for example, today. i decided to go for some brunchies all by lonesome. just me with my coffee, eggs, and bacon. head-bobbing to the music like a maniac, staring off into space.
but then a song came on that almost made me pee my pants and spit out my coffee at the same time...
well, it wasn't actually this song (although i've spent many nights watching this video, crying into my beer), it was a COVER of this song. and it blew me away!!
(gahhh, the record label is blocking it from playback on my site! go watch it on youtube! you won't be disappointed.)
i love this take on the song. i actually think cee lo's version is even a little stronger. i love how the chorus (really more of a refrain) opens up in a glorious bloom of strings and synthesizers. the same can be said for the bridge section ("things start splitting at the seams...") like sunshine coming through clouds on a gloomy day.
to me, this makes the song flow better, and build up in a more satisfying way. i think i literally said to myself outloud "HAHA YESSS" the first time i heard the chorus.
i'm also digging his alternate melody. the beat and the strings lend themselves to make the overall tone feel more hopeful than the original.
i think it just makes a case for the fact that if you've got a strong song, it will translate well into several different genres. and also how big of a difference production can make :)
well anyway, i hope everyone is enjoying their sunday.
when i was a little kid, i used to take some of the little creamers and jelly packets with me when i went to restaurants. why exactly? i don't know. but i took one with me today for old time's sake :) just to remind me of the awesome song i discovered there today.