Sound Check #3: Ellie Goulding – Tessellate (Alt-J cover)
If I could have sex with a voice I would undoubtedly pick Ellie Goulding’s. The English singer/songwriter dropped her first EP in 2009 quickly followed by her debut album “Lights” in 2010. She hit the charts and hit them hard – you could hear her all over American radio. I dug her voice yet never really gave her a chance. So when I saw this cover pop up I really didn’t know what to expect. Holy Shit, did this track is EVERYTHING.
Alt-J comes to us from across the pond AKA the UK . With their 2012 debut “An Awesome Wave” they got tons of hype on blogs across the board and for good reason. I for one couldn’t put the album down for quite sometime when It wrapped me up. If you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend the listen – contains the original of Tessellate.
Sooo, I guess we get a little bit of magic here when we combine the two! Ellie slows it down a notch and takes some of the edges off the original. Throw in a saxophone and her sexy voice and WHAM you got a winner.
Click the link at the top and listen on soundcloud.
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