Something Else

It’s one thing to make a parody of a popular song. It’s quite another to create a cover that transforms that song into something with melodic and emotional depths that the original wasn’t meant to have.

Ben Howard has managed it very nicely:

There’s something in Mr. Howard’s delivery that reminds me of Tracy Chapman—tone, resonance, delivery . . .  I’m not sure.  But I like it.

(I stole this from Jalisa Blackman’s last Music Monday—she’s introduced me to some amazing stuff)



8 thoughts on “Something Else

  1. Agree that he has made it something different and agree re Chapman. Thanks!

    Changing it so much kind of reminds me of Alannis Morrisette’s parody of My Humps ….

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