Into My Playlist: Careless Whisper

Welcome back to my playlist!

Once again, we have a song that’s been done a couple times. As far as I know, the original version of “Careless Whisper” was done by Wham!. And I like that version fine. I’ve played it in jazz band. It sounds good with a decent sax player.

The version I have, however, is the Seether cover.

There’s a few things I really like about this version. The first is, Seether. I just really love Seether. Don’t know why, but a lot of post-grunge bands are just that way. This has long been one of my favorites, maybe because it’s such a sick cover.

While I often appreciate covers that sound much like the original, but with small updates and minor changes, one of the things I love about this one is that it’s totally different and in a way that isn’t awful. It’s so hard to completely change a song and have it come out as good or better than the original, but Seether really pulled it off.

It comes out sounding something like any other post-grunge rock ballad, but appropriate for the content. It’s kind of melancholy, and… I don’t know how else to describe it, but it’s sort of achy, like as the guy is singing, his heart’s breaking. I always got that feeling from the original, sort of melancholy and achy. Some singers can do that whenever they feel like it, like Ron Pope or Miranda Lambert. And this song deserves that kind of voice.

And basically, it was nailed.

This is a great song to listen to when you’re in the need for catharsis, because it just makes you feel like you want to cry, like crying is okay and perfectly appropriate. It’s good to have a song or two like that.




About jillianavaloncolumbiatheatre

Recent college graduate, writer, aspiring teacher, lover of literature and art.

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