Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Britney Spears - Toxic (Jeb Havens Cover)

When I talked about BLBL's new track on his Soundcloud, I talked about how a change in an arrangement can change the overall perception of a song.  What Jeb has done with this cover is take something that was super bubblegum and turn it into this love lost, forlorn track filled with sorrow over not being able to be with the person that you know is the worst possible solution ever.  You know the one.  You haven't talked to him in forever, you get a text out of the blue and the next thing you know, you're being called by the border patrol in Northern Mexico letting you know you're missing car is being used as a Black Tar Heroin transportation vehicle.  Anyway....Jeb does an amazing job injecting amazing amounts of emotion into this song and it is great to hear one of my favorite tracks stripped down and built back up into something new.

If you don't know who Jeb is, then you are missing out.  He is this really cool Singer/Songwriter from San Francisco that does amazing work.  Originally from Connecticut, he has a bazillion videos on his YouTube and I think it's incredible how varied his tracks and recordings are.   Again, he is this super awesome indie artist that you should be buying his album and not selling it.

Jeb on the Web (Yes I went there....)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jebhavensmusic
Twitter: @jebhavens
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MagneticT

1 comment:

  1. This feels like what the song should have been. It's very appropriate and tells the story so much better than the original arrangement. I always pay attention to the words in a song, but it never occurred to me to think of them with a different arrangement... and how that arrangement really effects a song. Is this indicative of what's wrong with the recording industry?