I’ve always been a huge fan of cover songs. I love hearing an artist take a unique approach to someone else’s song and completely make it their own. I especially love it when the cover crosses genre’s. I have been collecting covers for quite some time now and I am going to slowly start sharing them with you. Starting today you can count on getting a cover song from me every Wednesday.
To start us off I bring you a great track from Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche. This cover is the first thing I have heard from him since his fantastic soundtrack to the hilarious Dan in Real Life. The song is called “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt” and it is my favorite song from Owen Pallett’s indie-rock musical, Heartland. Like all of Pallett’s work, Heartland is quite the orchestral feat. There is quite a bit going on in the original, which is why I enjoy Lerche’s stripped down version all the more. Take a listen below.
Remember, don’t judge a song by it’s cover.