Sunday, 1 May 2011

Lightspeed Champion - Back To Black (cover)

A guilty pleasure of sorts, given that I wouldn't readily admit to having it on my ipod - and it's originally an Amy Winehouse song... Anyway, this song is a fantastic reinterpretation of it, mournful and melancholy. The melody has a kind of fragile beauty to it, much softer than the original, but the vocals still carry the emotion necessary to pull it off. The lyrics are wonderful at times (We only said goodbye with words) and in between are passable. As cover versions go, this is one of the great ones, a re-invention of a half decent tune as a gorgeous new creation. Give it a go, whatever your thoughts on the original - it'll change your mind.


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