Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Listen: Sondre Lerche - "Countdown" (Beyonce cover)

In what has become one of my favorite holiday traditions, Norwegian wunderkind Sonder Lerche is offering up another cover as a gift this Christmas, Beyonce's "Countdown". One of my favorite artists of all time covering one of my favorite songs of the year? Yes, please. This cover takes it's place alongside past contenders Animal Collective's "Bluish", Owen Pallet's "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt", and from way back when Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You". But this one trumps all of those, easily. Sure Lerche's made some gender-specific changes but otherwise the songs stays pretty much intact. It's an interesting solo acoustic take on Beyonce's dizzyingly giddy love song.

 Sondre Lerche - Countdown (Beyonce Cover) by All Around Sound Blog

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