Song covers often seem to go two ways: really good, or really bad. With the advent of youtube, one can find almost endless covers of popular songs. A lot of them really aren't that good. (Drum covers especially suffer from this!)
Once in awhile though, you find an artist whose actually doing it really well. I had first heard Boyce Avenue’s cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” some months ago, but rediscovered it Saturday morning as we were getting ready to head to Winnipeg for Josh’s baptism. He also does an Adele cover—which is something many seem to be doing lately with her skyrocketed popularity (American Idol being a good example of how to not sing Adele songs). For me it’s the acoustic simplicity that I appreciate in the "Fix You" cover especially.
Happy listening. More to come.
Coldplay - Fix You:
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain: