I’m always stumbling on great cover songs on the ‘net these days which deserve to be touted as much as the originals. A key example: Laura Jansen’s impressive piano rendition of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” strips away the bombast of the original to showcase just how raw and blunt the lyrics really are. It’s a beautiful arrangement, and I’m not at all surprised there are 4.6 million people who have seen it.
Just got a copy of her forthcoming album Bells and will have a review up this week. Until then, enjoy the song below:
UPDATE: Just saw a link to a USA Today article which names “Single Girls” by Laura Janson as one of the ten most intriguing songs he’s heard this week. Right on!