Just when you’re bored to death watching the inevitable slow death of
Germany Brazil…in a World Cup match…along comes an incredibly powerful and wonderfully shocking cover that you can’t WAIT to review.
When I hit “play”, I immediately decided it was way too slow. I was set to dislike. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, I hear a male voice…and the song suddenly becomes interesting. Just as I settle in and start paying attention, the music changes. It becomes ever so slightly angry – but quiet. Then the strongest female voice takes over the second verse. Texture beyond words….and then we go back to the original style. Unreal. Unfucking real.
This is exactly what I’m talking about when I describe a song that has been allowed to keep it’s bones and even a piece of it’s spirit – but is changed and evolved into what the covering artist wishes to convey. At this point, it’s not a remake of a Duran Duran song, it is Come Undone BY Carina Round. Don’t be offended by that, embrace it as a fan. Be proud that our band gave someone else inspiration to use their music as a launch point. You don’t have to like the song, and you certainly don’t have to like what Carina Round chose to do with it, but you absolutely MUST applaud her courage and creativity.
And I really, really like it. Well done. Extremely well done. This one is going on my iPhone for sure.
By the way, Ms. Patty Palazzo – you are brilliant. I love this cover. This is art that speaks to me, and if I could frame it and put it on my wall, I would.