In the last few weeks there’s been an influx of Taylor Swift covers hitting the web. Many of your social media timelines were probably full of them. There was one particular mash-up even Ms. Swift loved and tweeted about. That choice was the main contender for my favorite Taylor Swift cover…until recently.
I was lurking around SoundCloud (great website for underground music finds) and I stumbled upon the gem that gets the title of first Tune Up of 2015! When I pressed play my exact thoughts were “OHMYGOODNESS.”
Let me introduce you to “Shake It Off” a Taylor Swift cover collaboration between Slow No Wake and Map Keeper. Two Chicago based musicians that took the pop dance song and turned it on it’s head – making it a slow and eerie dream pop tune with the help of keyboards and programming. It’s been on repeat since I found it.
It’s different than anything you’d expect to be tied to the original “Shake It Off” – this is sweet and haunting. Map Keeper has the perfect tone of voice for this Taylor Swift cover. I was a massive fan of the original song, but this may have even edged that out.
If you’d like to download for song for keeps you can HERE at Map Keeper’s BandCamp site for a $1. Well worth your money if you ask me.
What is your favorite Taylor Swift cover that’s been making it’s way around the internet lately?
P.S. – If you’re digging the eerie dream pop sound check out The Tune Up on Bon Iver’s Heavenly Father!
Until next time,