It has come to my attention that I have not shared a playlist in a few months - I believe the last one was for Christmas, and I have found so much lovely music since then that, truly, I think this is a crime that needs to be remedied ASAP. And so, a mix of cover songs for your listening pleasure - a genre I have been delving deeper and deeper into, and adoring what I have found!
Goodness, I had such fun searching for all of these; some I had not realised existed before this mix that I fell in love with upon listening (see: "Get Lucky" and "Little Talks") and some old favourites (see: "Call Me Maybe" and "Stay With Me"). I am the sort of person who enjoys the softness of acoustic renditions to serve as a background on slow Sunday mornings or drowsy Thursday evenings.
A side note: you guys, I found so many gorgeous "Can't Help Falling in Love" covers as I was compiling this small mix for you. It was rather painful to choose only one. Honourable mentions go to Ingrid Michaelson & Twenty One Pilots - their covers very nearly made it onto the tracklist, and you would be missing out greatly if you did not give them a listen.
Click on the album cover to listen to the mix on 8tracks. Enjoy, loves. xx
i. billie jean | the civil wars (originally by michael jackson)
ii. riptide | taylor swift (originally by vance joy)
iii. oops! i did it again | kina grannis (originally by britney spears)
iv. we are young | hozier (originally by fun.)
v. get lucky | daughter (originally by daft punk)
vi. out of the woods | savannah outen & jake coco (originally by taylor swift)
vii. call me maybe | ben howard (originally by carly rae jepson)
viii. stay with me | angus & julia stone (originally by sam smith)
ix. little talks | julia sheer & jon d (originally by of monsters & men)
x. can't help falling in love | fleet foxes (originally by elvis presley)
I have become fascinated with the ways in which we twist the songs we love so dearly, shape them into something we can call our own. And so: this is a mix in celebration of the musical homes we mould for ourselves. Let the bass and the drums fade out of your mind. This is all that is left: songs only as foreign to you as they are familiar to the ones who have created them. Cover songs are strangers & homelands, and these songs honour both in equal measure.