I was planning to start the year off by writing about some great video game music that I'd found lately. Last week's post about the Machinarium Bonus EP was the first step in that direction, and I had another excellent album that I wanted to write about this week. However, when I went back to the site I downloaded it from, I noticed that that album was only the tip of a very large iceberg, so I'm going to take some time to listen to at least some of the new music I've found there and give it a more comprehensive writeup.
For now, I'd like to post about Grayson Matthews' cover of The Beatles' "All You Need is Love". This song is currently being featured in an ad campaign by Blackberry, and the full version can be downloaded from the Blackberry website. I like this version of the song, even though there seems to be a great amount of negativity about it. It doesn't feel anything like the original version, but I think that's mainly where its charm lies - the original version will always be there for anyone who wants to hear it, but it's nice to hear an artist try something completely different every once in a while.
Whether you're a Beatles fan, a Blackberry fan, or you just like cover versions in general, I think this song is definitely worth a download. Either way (or even if you don't like it), I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. Do you think songs like this should be used in advertising, or should they be left alone? Would the ad have worked better with the original version of the song in it? Happy listening!