This A-Ha Cover Is a Must See – ‘Take On Me’ Re-Imagined [Video]
This...this right here is another example of why I love music so much. This cover is so beautifully done, by some really talented musicians. I don't say this lightly, and I'm not trying to use hyperbole, but this is one of the most beautiful things I've heard in a long time.
It's the Brooklyn Duo and Ensemble Connect. What makes it so great is that they take a very recognizable song and transform it into something completely new and different, but still completely recognizable. I mean, to me this totally sounds like it could be a beautiful score from a movie, or even a great piece of classical music.
I don't think you can do this kind of thing with other forms of art. Could you totally transform the Mona Lisa into something completely different and amazing but still instantly recognizable? I dunno. People have been trying to remake/re-imagine classic movies for a long time. Sure it may be different but still recognizable, but it's also usually a turd of a movie that should never have been remade.
Check it out and let me know what you think. Pretty amazing, right?
And now the original...still fun and brilliant in its own way!