Ray LaMontagne seems to be the kind of singer who can take anyone’ s songs and do them complete and total justice. Take this astounding cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” which may just be the coolest thing I’ve ever stumbled on at 2:45 in the morning. It definitely puts the song in a new light, more mournful than, say, the absolute crazy inclinations of the Cee Lo vocals on the original hit single. LaMontagne makes the song less literal and more an exploration of a deep, painful loss, and the undertones make it sound more like a love song than you might ever have imagined.
Check it out for yourself if you think I’m crazy! (Okay, I couldn’t resist.)