I’m really digging melancholy mainstream covers lately.
Ah still on a high from last night’s concert! #stlucia (at Fonda Theatre)
“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
Santeria by Sublime
I heard this song twice in one day. Once while driving on the 101 to Starbucks for a serious study session in Burbank, and also later that night as I was watching an amazing blind audition for The Voice.
When I finally got home after a long day out and about, I found myself listening to this nineties classic on repeat. After taking a deep dive to find a cover song that was of a comparable quality, I thought that this song may just be one of the few songs that could be considered, what I call, “untouchable.”
Reggae is an incredibly hard genre to master - both technically and stylistically. Say what you will about the 90s, but I stayed close on the trail to find a decent cover of this gem. Here’s what I found:
With views peaking at just 1,800, (1) offers such a careful balance of technical abilities mixed with a unique, but familiar stylistic flair. Paired with this song, Ms. Yohe’s voice does Bradley and all of Sublime justice.
"When you’re happy, you enjoy the music but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics."