I don’t see my son very often, but this was a welcome share after watching a 5 minute Vine compilation of pranks that left me wanting to get back the last few minutes of my life back after.
It is a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” by the bank I Prevail and I find it much better than Swift’s original version. My son said it is a newer band is out of Michigan. Their version brings an edge, depth and emotion that is missing from the original and gives the lyrics a new meaning. It takes the song from little girl interpretation to adult angst and elevates it.
They sound similar to Linkin Park, a Grammy-winning punk metal band and one of the top bands of the 2000’s, a with a front man a smooth voice with mellow one voice beginning the song then bringing in crashes of sounds and “screamer” backup vocalist to punctuate the anguish under the mild veneer. I don’t think I can listen to Swift’s version on the radio after hearing this version as it pales in comparison.