Doing a cover of someone else’s song can sometimes be harder than doing an original. There’s a challenge of making the song your own without doing it injustice and not making it sound exactly like the original. Some bands manage to pull this off, making us fall in love with the song once again, while others end up sounding like they are singing bad karaoke.
Fortunately, we have found three bands who do not sound like the latter and made these cover songs absolutely amazing.
The Last Bison-Midnight City (originally by M83)
The Last Bison are one of my favorite small bands and their cover of M83’s “Midnight City” is absolutely phenomenal. Turning this song from electronic to acoustic, the use of violins and kickdrums give this song a new sound completely different from the original in a good way.
The Fox + The Hound-Dirty Paws (originally by Of Monsters and Men)
Not only did The Fox + The Hound do a great cover of this song but they also made a great music video to go with it. This duo duets harmoniously with each other, giving this song extra depth.
Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix-Radioactive (originally by Imagine Dragons)
If you’ve never heard of either Lindsey Stirling or Pentatontix, this cover will get you hooked. Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” was one of the biggest songs of 2013 and trying to cover it can be very daunting. They got it spot on. Beats and violins take this song’s urgency to the next level.