Cover Me is a recurring post series on Stone Cold Vox where I share pieces of music I like that happen to be popular enough they end up being covered by other bands and musicians. Sometimes you’ll get duds that sound like karaoke versions, sometimes you’ll get covers that make you feel bad you like it better than the original. If you have any song selections you know have really interesting cover versions, shoot me a message and let’s explore them together!
If you’ve ever landed on a college radio station or shop in a store that plays indie music, you’ve probably heard the Arctic Monkeys song Do I Wanna Know? It’s from their 2013 album AM. It’s so good that a bunch of people wanted to cover it. The year after the single’s release, CHVRCHES appeared on Australian radio station triple j’s Like A Version to perform their cover. In the same year Hozier also did his own in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Fast forward to February 2018 and we have yet another unique version done in Live Lounge by pop singer Dua Lipa.
Which version is my favorite? I can’t say! I like them all. Each artist put their own imprint on the song that you could even pair each version with whatever your mood you’re in.
CHVRCHES on Like A Version-
Hozier in the Live Lounge-
Dua Lipa in the Live Lounge-
Do any of these recordings tickle your fancy? Let me knowwwwwwww