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Listen to Wanderhouse "Lights" [Ellie Goulding Cover]

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Ellie Goulding's U.S. breakthrough single "Lights" has been remixed and covered by many, but Wanderhouse's brand-new take on the hit song is without a doubt one of the finest covers I've heard so far. To the uninitiated, Wanderhouse is the teaming of Portland singer Marie Moreshead and Los Angeles producer Dr Rosen Rosen who first hit the scene with their Hype Machine smash "Use Me Up" earlier this year. 

While maintaining the atmospheric qualities of the original, Wanderhouse completely reinvents "Lights" and gives it a unique spin of their own. The duo masterfully removes the song's sparkly dance-pop veneer in order to capture its raw, melodic essence that is amplified by Moreshead's mesmerizing delivery and Rosen Rosen's finely-tuned arrangement. It's a phenomenal cover that not only reminds us of the brilliance of Goulding's timeless tune but also spotlights the talent, potential and exciting new sound of Wanderhouse. Higly recommended.

October 28, 2012 | Permalink