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Listen to this: The Kings of Leon and an unexpected and extraordinary cover version

Listen to this: The Kings of Leon and an unexpected and extraordinary cover version

So, yet another case of a great American band being huge in the UK for a few years before the U.S finally realises too and says "hey, these guys are pretty good".  You people.

Not that I knew this - I literally just found out.  When Kings of Leon broke in the UK they broke huge, and I just assumed that was the case everywhere.

So, they were massive in the UK for a couple of years and toured Europe extensively and that perhaps explains how this came about.

Now, we've visited Robyn before (in an earlier review).  Maybe they met at a festival somewhere, maybe they just randomly heard the tune and loved it.  But what a cover.  Another complex, foot stomping, glorious pop classic by one of the most extraordinary popular musicians around (though somehow not as successful as she should be) and they made it their own.  Below - the original.  Neither is best, both are uniquely amazing.  Crank the volume up.

Kings of Leon cover Robyn's Dancing On My Own in the Live Lounge for BBC Radio 1. 

I kind of wish Caleb had remembered he needed to sing the first couple of lines into the microphone, but I love the fact they don't change the lyrics to reflect it's now a man singing the song ("Im in the corner/watching you kiss her") - many would have done.  That's respect for another persons' work.  I dig that.

If anything this cover is more maudlin than the original, but it still rocks and pulls heartstrings in ways you just don't expect.

Good work.

Jack Ince

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