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The Head and The Heart - Cruel (Arum Rae Cover)
Published:
Nov 09, 2014
Total plays:
12,467
Saved:
155 times
Sounds like: Foxes, Norah Jones
Why do we like this?

Arum Rae has taken a turn away from her electronic identity, choosing to return to her blues rock roots. While her electronic tracks are great, it only takes one listen of this to see that it was a good decision.

I’ll admit I’m not really familiar with the original The Head and The Heart tune, but I was instantly drawn in by Rae's enchanting vocals, laden with emotion and vulnerability.

The cover is almost painstakingly slow. Backed by simple bass plucks and a subtle guitar, there's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. There's a musical maturity that really showcases Rae's smooth vocals in a way we haven't really before.

As the song gets a little louder and fuller, it becomes more soulful and bluesy. A gorgeous track through and through, there's a beauty and timelessness here that I honestly hadn't expected.

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