Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Do You Hear What I Hear?

We all look at the world differently. What I see as beautiful, someone else may not necessarily agree to, and vice versa. It is human nature that we have varied opinions on things and each view the world through our own "lens."

I was taking a break from homework today and stumbled across some interesting cover songs on YouTube. This got me to thinking about how people can all look at one thing and each take something different from it - for example, each person who created their own cover version of the song "Human" by The Killers, chose different instruments than the original, according to their own talents or preference.

I like the idea of each individual putting their own spin on something to create a new way of representing what is beautiful or ideal to them. In essence, cover songs are doing just that - creating a new version of portraying an artists work that appeals to others. It is almost like several different people  looking through a kaladescope and all seeing something different. The crazy thing about cover songs is that one song - one original vision of a musician's hard work and talent -  can end up having a multitude of sounds.

I listened to several different cover versions of "Human" by The Killers. (For those who are not familiar with the original version, listen to it here.) I chose the top three to share here, each of them featuring different sounds and instruments, and creating entirely new versions of the original.

Which one is your favorite?

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