Every now and again I discover a song cover that really impresses me. Whether it’s performed by a band that sells out every seat in the ACC or your average YouTuber, there are endless fantastic reinterpretations to be found online. Some may believe a cover to be better than the original while others think the opposite (If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it). Regardless if a cover improves the original, it’s always interesting to hear variations of the songs we love.
Here we have English virtual band Gorillaz covering ‘Crystalised’ by The xx. The group transforms this mellow jam into something haunting. 2D’s eerie voice compliments the lyrical heartache of ‘Crystalised’ expressing both longing and forfeit. Meanwhile, the underlying Celesta captures the fragile and vulnerable state of emotion within any relationship.