Friday was a complete mess. I had to work from home because we had an emergency plumbing situation to take care of and it meant the plumbers were out here three separate times during the day. It's fixed for the time being but we're going to have someone come back out with a camera to just double check everything. It was a real frustrating day thought. And then all weekend we had family out and even at the end of the night I just was too exhausted to do anything but stare blankly at TV for a half hour or so before crawling in to bed. So this is late, please forgive me.
This week's songs are all covers, because that's just the way things worked out. But I'm in love with all of them, and I hope you enjoy.
First up is "Know Your Enemy" by Brass Against. Brass Against is basically a big brass cover band for (most often) Rage Against the Machine songs (like this one). But they also do other covers for bands like Tool, Audioslave & Black Sabbath. I love them. And this one features vocalist Sofia Urista who just has this amazing badass voice. Almost 30 years and these Rage songs feel just as relevant as ever too.
Next is the West End Heathers Cast Album version of "Seventeen" with Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jamie Muscato. I promise to not just share each and every one of these that Carrie puts up on her channel but "Seventeen" is one of my favorite songs in this musical and I couldn't not share this emotional version of it. I'm so eager for this cast album to be released.
For good measure since I'm late with this week's post I'm going to throw in this cover by Morgan James of "If You Don't Know Me By Now". Morgan has this amazingly big, blue-eyed soul voice that I am just absolutely in love with. She covers these old classics with such passion that I can't help but love them. This song has always been a bit of a soft spot of mine and she does it complete justice.
Lastly for this week is this cover of "Sex on Fire" by Postmodern Jukebox with vocals by Adanna Duru. I can't believe how old this song is now, but I love this big soulful version from PMJ. Adanna's voice is really love and covers the big range that the song covers. It's also really nice to see a female vocalist take this on, and it gives it a whole different feel. The only downside here is that I feel like I'm going to get stuck on a Kings of Leon kick again.
Okay maybe just a couple more:
1) Scary Pockets is a funk cover band led by Jack Conte of Pomplamoose. They put up a cover of The Beatles song "I Saw Her Standing There" with former American Idol vocalist Casey Abrams. Casey's vocals either for Scary Pockets of PMJ is just always a fun time. Listen here
2) Kelly Clarkson posted a live version of Brandi Carlile's "The Joke" she recently performed at a concert in Detroit. If you don't know Brandi's version, I suggest you check it out - she performed this at The Grammy's a few weeks ago. Hearing Kelly sing this really hits home how under appreciated Brandi's vocals are these days. Listen here
3) Jonathan Young put out this amazing cover of 30 Seconds to Mars' "The Kill". Jonathan does YouTube covers like few others, his metal versions of normal songs are always a good time and he seems to go into everything with such a joyful attitude. I love it. Listen here
I think that's it for now, although I do feel like I'm forgetting something. So I guess if I remember what it was I'll toss it up sometime later this week. Enjoy and happy listening!