Friday, April 4, 2014

Former Live Frontman Quiets Down the Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons have basically spent all of last year being huge - dominating the charts, showing up in a ton of commercials, doing huge performances and just being everywhere and giant all at once. To be completely transparent, they've been a consistent near miss for me, but my curiosity got piqued when I saw the below cover of their also huge, also ginormous song "Radioactive."

The cover is performed by former lead singer of 90's band Live, Ed Kowalczyk. Ed has been a solo artist since 2009, and recently stopped by an Australian radio station to perform. During his performance he managed to downplay the mammoth sound of the Imagine Dragons track and make it a little creepier, a little more apocalyptic, and a little more foreboding by keeping the vocals tempered and the beat steady. It gives the cover the feeling that it's about to blow at any time - but it never does, which keeps you on the edge the whole time. You know the saying "sometimes less is more?" This is a good example of that. Check it out below.

(via Stereogum)

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