Singing a song that isn’t originally “yours” is a difficult task to undertake. With these cover songs we like to say you have two paths to choose from. You can mimic the original and hope fans find your version to be better or you can reinvent the track and make it completely your own. So unless you are Beyonce singing a Brittany Spears song, we suggest you take the latter route, just like Scala & Kolacny Brothers did with Radioheads’s “Creep” in the trailer for the “The Social Network”. The all-female Belgian rock choir, which is led by brothers, Steven and Stijn, released their self-titled US debut on March 15th via ATCO Records. Tackling songs from renowned artists, such as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Nirvana, Oasis, U2 and more, Scala & Kolacny Brothers prove they can transform any tune and make it ooze with passion. Trust us, you don’t know how powerful music can be until you’ve heard this album, which exudes raw talent.
Scala & Kolacny Brothers continue to have us positively dumb-founded with the release of the video for the track, “Everlong,” which was originally sung by the Foo Fighters. Directed by Mark Woollen, the video is compiled of close-up images of a male and female, both apart from each other and together. Heightened by the dramatic black and white images, the video sucks your heart right in, making you feel as if you were part of this relationship. The perfectly simplistic video allows you to take in the pictures in front of you and also feel the words of the track in the background. When you have such a brilliant song, there is no need to cloud it up with a glitzy and overwhelming video. Scala & Kolacny Brothers, you have impressed us once again.
Check out the video below and take note of what makes a cover song great.
by Lonnie Nemiroff