Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing a part 2 for a post I did last year about my favourite cover songs, because since that post I have discovered enough absolute gems that I needed to talk about them! (Though I do still love all the ones on my original list, and highly recommend checking those out too!). Onto the post!
IDGAF by Panic! at the Disco– the first reason I love this is that’s it’s how I discovered Panic!, who are now right, right up there in terms of my favourite artists and I adore them beyond words. I also love this song and how sassy it is, and Brendon’s delivery is exceptional- mostly because the song suits his vocal range really well and showcases every part of it. I also loved it as an introduction to the rest of the band, and it cemented Nicole and Dan as my faves long before I’d researched the band’s long and complicated history! Nicole’s backing vocals are particularly notable. I’d pay good money for an uncensored version from PATD, honestly, not least because if they did it now Mike would be in it instead of Kenny.
Here by Troye Sivan– ooh, I love this. I’ve always thought this song was really great even though I don’t like the way the original (by Alessia Cara) is sung, and this just delivers everything I wanted from it so well. The emotion the song tries to put over comes through perfectly, and it’s such a fun performance where you can tell Troye is having a lot of fun! Major respect for him being able to breathe all the way through too as well, because WOW is this song demanding vocally. I listened to it on repeat for DAYS when I heard it, and even now it never doesn’t impress me.
Avant Gardener by Gordi– this song is legit one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Again, I don’t like the original at all, but this piano cover by Gordi gives more weight and meaning and melancholy beautiful to these lyrics, which are about someone having a panic attack. It’s beyond stunning, it makes me absolutely weep. The use of metaphor in places is just so creative and clever too (like, who’d have thought WEETABIX would be part of one of the most emotive and perfect metaphors ever? Not me). I also love the lack of structure, because it suits the song and the narrator so well, and just ugh. I can’t put this into words.
Somebody To Loves Me by Troye Sivan/Dua Lipa– can you tell I’ve got really into Troye Sivan recently? This is another cover from his Blue Neighbourhood days, featuring Dua Lipa who was an opening artist on his Suburbia tour. This song is ridiculously catchy, I love both Troye and Dua’s voices and it’s head and shoulders above the original. Also the harmonies are killer. Yip, I’m a fan of this for sure.
Swingin’ Party by Lorde– well, first of all, this plays just before a super iconic Dynasty scene so it has my heart just for that, but I do think it’s a brilliant song too. It’s quite hard to work out the meaning of, but after a few listens you can get an idea, and I think Lorde’s vocals suit the dark feel of it perfectly. It gives me absolute goosebumps and I can never listen to it just once any time I play it.
What are your favourite cover songs? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!