February 27, 2011

The Gorillaz - "Crystalised"

In order for a cover of a song to be successful on my itunes playcount, a group needs to clearly show their unique style, while still staying true to original's sound. The latest cover i've been on is of Crystalised, the first single off of the XX's debut album, by a similar haunting group The Gorillaz. The Gorillaz's keep to the enchanting style of the XX but through additions in drums, keys and claps they pick the song up and give it new life. The changes in this song are so drastic, and the cover keys in on this and further contrasts the beat with silence. Maybe thats the reason this one hasn't gotten old for me yet and will probably stay around for a few more minutes at least.

The XX - Crystalised (Gorillaz Cover)

The XX - Crystalised

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