Recorded in my "DIY attic studio", these 4 cover songs are the first songs ever released, and available for purchase. While nothing too elaborate, I think you'll find that it definitely did the job. :) Featured on both "I Knew You Were Trouble" and "House of the Rising Sun" is my amazingly talented younger sister on the violin(seriously... You'll probably want to watch out for this girl in the future), and on "House of the Rising Sun" my friend, Kaleb, is also featured with his "spiritual oohing" in the background. With big things in the works, this is just the beginning of a new caliber of music for me. Enjoy, and thanks to everyone who helped with anything/everything in the process.
"I Knew You Were Trouble"(Taylor Swift) - I heard this song on the radio and had it stuck in my head right away. It's definitely got a catchy beat. But once i got a chance to really listen to the words, they seemed to be lending themselves to a more laid back instrumentation. So I took it upon myself to record a slightly slower more "soulful" version of the song. I felt like if I had written the lyrics I would have been in a little more pain than is portrayed by heavy electronic beats. Anyway.. thus my version was born. :)
"Save The World Tonight"(Swedish House Mafia) - I've known about this song for a while now.. and loved it from the start. It has a lot of meaning behind it and I really appreciate that Swedish House Mafia puts out songs that have that meaning. So.. basically, I just loved the song, and what it stands for, and I thought that was worth supporting... in some small way.
"House of the Rising Sun"(The Animals) - Although The Animals are the ones everyone thinks of when it comes to "House of the Rising Sun" it is an old folk song, originating overseas. This song has SO much raw meaning and emotion behind it. I listened to an artist by the name of Odetta cover it on YouTube and immediately was convinced that she wrote the song. She sang it with so much pain in her voice and so much emotion on her face that it seemed the only plausible answer. So I thought to myself, "Self... You aspire to make people feel music the way she does someday." I only hope that that will come true.
"Make You Feel My Love"(Bob Dylan) - Oh Bob... An absolute musical genius. And still under-appreciated. When I heard Adele's cover of this song, I knew I wanted to cover it. Again with the emotion.. but isn't that what music is about? An outlet of sorts? What good is a song, if it's not telling some kind of story? Anyway... they are both brilliant musicians, and I wanted to be in on the brilliance. Hopefully I did it justice. :)