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Mellow Covers


Relatively recent covers of some popular songs from when I was in college, high school, and a few from earlier - all improved or at least given their own unique character as covers. Covers of A-ha, Chris Isaak, Tears for Fears, and more. Ten tracks including music by Anni B Sweet, Giant Drag and Florence And The Machine. Cover art credit: From the 1985 movie "Real Genius," closing scenes to a Tears for Fears song, where everyone frolics in popcorn.

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6 comments on Mellow Covers

Hey leannleann! I hadn't heard the Chromatics cover before, cool! I just listened to it, and I think the Bat for Lashes cover is still my favorite, but the Chromatics is great, too. I feel like the Bat for Lashes one has a little more tension and passion going on, which is what makes me prefer it - the Chromatics version makes it sound very light and distant, which is actually a good contrast to the dramatic lyrics ... I hadn't really liked the Springsteen original, I'll admit - I mean, it's a classic song and all, but Springsteen style is SO passionate that it gets overdramatic and kitschy. I feel like the Bat for Lashes version strikes the best balance between impassioned and ironic.