These Major VS Minor Key Versions of Popular Songs Are Amazing
They make R.E.M sound like The Smiths and Red Hot Chili Peppers sound like Weezer.
One of the best parts of music, other than y’know, listening to incredible compositions that have the ability to make you reconsider your current emotional palette, is listening to artists cover other artists songs that also have the ability to make you reconsider your current emotional palette. It’s like having two versions of your favourite thing in the world for free.
Cover songs can be incredible. Jeff Buckley’s covers of Dylan, Lil Wayne spitting over Marvin Gaye, and Kurt Cobain’s rendition of Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” all twist the foundation of the song into something entirely new. Even Arctic Monkeys’ “Love Machine” is kinda impressive.
But, because I’m super greedy, I want more. Which is why I’m glad that I’ve found Major VS Minor reworking of songs that switch the key from minor to major, and vice versa. They make all my favourite artists sound like all my other favourite artists. Take a listen:
R.E.M.: “Losing My Religion”