Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Every now and then, someone does a cover of a song that so surpasses the original in some manner, that the cover ends up being considered the definitive version. A good example would be Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's "Hurt". It was always a beautiful song, but there is such a poignancy and genuine-ness to Cash's version, it's hard to appreciate the original as much after you hear it.
What we have here is a children's choir doing a stunning a cappella rendition of Crystal Castles' "Untrust Us". The results are so beautiful, I broke out in goosebumps when the lyrics came in. As far as I am concerned, this song now belongs to the Capital Children's Choir. Crystal Castles wrote it, but these kids made it their own.
(The original song, for your reference:)