I’m not exactly a huge Miley Cyrus fan, but her single “Wrecking Ball” was one of her better songs for me – at least before it got played out on the radio. But this particular rendition by onenaoko is something I could listen to on repeat for quite some time. It turns the Pop single into something a more subdued but appreciated listen. The artist accomplishes this by playing the song on Cello several times over and layering the arrangement to recreate the single. I like it.
While I normally try to stick to songs/pieces I genuinely love, I thought I’d try something a little bit different this time. This one was about overcoming my own biases and prejudices, and being open to the music as opposed to the music maker. For those of us who are passionate about music, it can sometimes be difficult to remain open.
The Disney film Frozen took the world by (wintry) storm this season, and we thought what better way to pay it and it’s award winning soundtrack than to present you with this short compilation of recent covers. The two most famous songs, “…Snowman” and “Let It Go” are represented as well as a remix Hip-Hop song that has been retooled into a tribute for the film. Stay warm, friends.
What’s going on, friends? On this fateful Monday, we’re posting a collection of recent cover videos featuring duets between two artists. There’s a pretty decent amount of variety in the bunch, with some very popular Top 40 hits along with an indie surprise or two. Double the fun!
Jason Chen x Madilyn Bailey Cover “All of Me” by John Legend
Clara C x Joseph Vincent Cover “Counting Stars” by One Republic
Gerald Ko x Jasmine Thompson Cover “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift x Ed Sheeran
We admittedly don’t keep up with a ton of dancers and crews out there, but when we do, we like to keep track of some of the projects they post up. This round-up heavily features Poreotics, Anthony Lee, Mike Song, and their friends but they are all intriguing and fairly well made videos. Anyone who appreciates the art of movement will likely dig these clips.
Anthony Lee x Vinh Nguyen Present “Doin’ It Right”
If you’re an 80′s kid like me, or just a vintage game enthusiast and purveyor, then you’ll likely appreciate this clip. Electric violinist, David Wong, shares his take on the Mega Man 2 theme with the help of JFlo & Man Wai Che. This is one of those blast from the past type of ordeals that triggers vivid memories of a simpler, 8-bit time. Dr. Wily, eat your heart out.
Two songs that have seen a lot of covers are the ballads “Let Her Go” by Passenger and “Say Something” by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera. Both are slow, moving, and heartfelt tunes and are prime material for a Youtube cover. So here are a number of renditions of those singles by a handful+ of our artists. It’s probably the most chill way you could spend your Monday evening.
Forgive the title, but today’s cover round-up is composed solely of male artists. So if you’re looking for the fairer sex, you might as well skip this one. But if you don’t mind taking some time to listen to a number of male artist cover some of your favorite songs, this could be an enjoyable playlist for you!
Abraham Lim x Travis Graham Cover “Story of My Life” by One Direction
Kevin Lien Covers “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake
Sam Tsui x Jason Pitts Cover “Pretty Hurts” by Beyonce
Parodies are hard to pull off right and are typically a bit hit or miss when it comes to treading the line between humorous and asinine. Artists sometimes like to use their musical skills to tickle the funny bone, but I’ll leave it up to you to determine whether or not the following 5 videos were successful.
Traphik Parodies “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake
Uhm.. when I was in second grade I’m pretty sure I was still trying to remember not to eat paste and grasp the concept of what sound a cow makes. I was definitely not jamming it out with my classmates and recreating the late Nujabes’ “Aruarian Dance”. I believe the children are the future… and based on this clip, the future looks fantastic.
2nd grade students play musical instruments for classroom music activities. @ Namsong Elementary School, KOREA
You’ll have to figure the scarcity of posts the past week, being the Christmas season, things have gotten awfully busy. That being said, the post count may remain a little low the next week or so but we don’t want to leave you without the latest batch of Holiday themed covers.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Sam Tsui x Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi Covers “Silent Night”