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In Loving Memory Cover “Closer” by The Chainsmokers

The pop hit “Closer” by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) has taken over the nation and even inspired a series of memes because of how viral it’s gone. New York rock band In Loving Memory just put a heavy spin on the song and it’s just as if not more addicting than the original. Check out the music video for the song below and give the rest of In Loving Memory’s discography a listen!

I Hate Heroes Cover “My Songs Know…” by Fall Out Boy

Before becoming an international pop sensation, Fall Out Boy was another budding pop punk band in the underground music scene. This I Hate Heroes cover of “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)” pays tribute to not only the 2013 version of the beloved band, but with it’s metalcore twist, reminds us that FOB helped influence a ton of musicians outside the mainstream. The I Hate Heroes cover stays true enough to the original, but makes the famous chart topper something to get down and dirty to. Check it out! And catch I Hate Heroes on tour if you can!

Our Last Night Cover “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

A large portion of Our Last Night’s discography is dedicated to covering pop songs. And for good reason: They’re damn good at it. Their latest cover video is of Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.” Check out the heavy spin OLN put on this chillin’ beat, and let us know what you think! ‘Cuz our name’s Blurryface…

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Something You Whisper Cover The Weeknd’s “The Hills”

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So a bunch of covers of The Weeknd‘s smash single “The Hills” have been surfacing lately, but here’s one you may not have known about that seriously rocks. They key to a “great” cover and not a “good” cover is reinvention and reinterpretation. Something You Whisper definitely achieve both these goals by blending the original track with some suspenseful rock ‘n’ roll elements. Electronic backbeats and soft melodies meet new heaviness and even a devilish little guitar solo for some super satisfying tension. Check out the video below and compare it to the original and let us know what you think!

Want MORE Something You Whisper? Check out their music video for “Beautiful Sins.”

The Animal In Me Cover Adele’s “Hello”

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We’ve featured The Animal In Me on here before for the same reason we’re doing it now: They make some kick ass covers of mainstream hits. Their latest cover is of Adele’s ultra popular “Hello.” Now, while Adele’s original is great in its own right, this heavy take on the song offers some awesome new depth. With The Animal In Me‘s cover, you not only get a full band sound and some backing screams for more edge, but there’s the added layer of having both a female and male vocalist. They take turns with some of the verses, and it adds an intriguing call-and-answer dimension to the break up anthem. Check out their live recording video of “Hello” below and jam out to the rest of their songs while you’re at it!