I have a confession to make – I find Tove Lo’s recent single “Talking Body” to be like, crazy sexy (cool). Those of you that know me well know that me writing that on the internet is a pretty big deal. But there it is – out there for all the world to see.
So you can imagine I’m finding it difficult to figure out just what to do with myself after finding this cover by Thirdstory, because, somehow, impossibly, inexplicably, it makes the song even sexier with layers of harmonies and falsetto, a slowed down tempo, and a more R&B feel. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to go find a glass of ice water while I let you all enjoy this delicious musical treat.
Remember Eagle Eye Cherry? Who am I kidding, of course you remember them. “Save Tonight” was a staple of every alt kid’s 90’s playlist, or at least it was on mine. So in honor of the ubiquitous Throwback Thursday, let’s all join together to enjoy this fabulous cover by Louis Vivet.
Now since the original will always have a special place in my heart, I won’t go as far as to call this version better, but damn if it isn’t something special. I love the haunting vocals by some young guns – Gavrielle and Nick Goldston – and am even down with the techno break in the middle. The track is upbeat but yet stays true to the melancholy of the lyrics (try to tell me you didn’t use to cry to this song while thinking about your crush in grade school, or hanging with your friends on the last day of camp). So here you are folks, your #TBT jam of the day.
Everyone loves R.Kelly’s Ignition (Remix). I know this to be true for many reasons: it’s a great song, it’s catchy as all hell, and also I once witnessed a spontaneous sing-a-long/dance party erupt when it came on at a restaurant (no joke…I have the video to prove it, but I can’t figure out how to embed an instagram video and I deleted it from my phone).
What I didn’t know what there was a way to make this sexy ass R&B jam feel like a totally and completely different song. I mean seriously, how else can one sing “running her hands through my fro, bouncing on twenty fours…”? It turns out at least one other way – the soft, female, indie-folk way. I can hear the chorus of “Whaaaa?” from here. But trust me, green-haired songstress Phoebe Ryan delivers.
So have a listen, and realize that a) these lyrics are pretty ridiculous when sung by anyone other than R.Kelly (and even then…) and b) you have always been craving this cover, you just didn’t know it yet.
Wake up everyone – Hanson, the mighty trio, has taken on the one and only T. Swift.
If you know me at all you probably know that I have a completely mature, not at all ironic, deeply passionate love for Hanson. I think they are a wonderful group of musicians with pretty faces and hair and everything they do makes me smile (especially this).
I also have slightly less mature, occasionally ironic, girl-crush level feelings for Taylor Swift. I have very certainly been guilty of rocking out hard to some good TS jams, but I’ll admit, this latest song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is not exactly my favorite (plus, come on with that title).
That all changed this morning, when my boys decided to cover it. Acoustic, harmonized, and wonderful – they brought the Hanson, and it makes me a very happy girl. So let this fine poppy jam brighten up your Wednesday the way it did mine.
And to add a cherry on top of this sundae, here’s them doing a grown-up MMMBop. **Sigh**