By Jeff Copperthite:
Good evening! Welcome to your Friday edition of The Laptop Sessions, and to make up for the short (but thumpin’) song yesterday, I have a song that is more than double the length of yesterday’s song. And it’s from a familiar band that I have enjoyed covering a lot.
Coldplay returns tonight with the title track of their album “A Rush of Blood to the Head”. This album has a lot of songs similar to this – a soft, mellow acoustic style with interjections of drive guitars and distorted solos. This is probably the longest song by them that doesn’t involve some of Chris Martin’s trademark falsetto (with exception of the opening, but that part isn’t all that difficult).
It was fun covering this song. It is based on acoustic, so covering it was easy. I nearly had it in one take but I played the Bb chord in the chorus too soon. So on take #2, I was happy with it. The timing of some of the verse lines and post-chorus lines are different than the studio recording, but this cover version works just fine with that.
I hope you enjoy today’s cover – be sure to come back tomorrow for a brand new cover song by Chris Moore himself, and then i’ll be back Sunday for another familiar band – heck, we’ve already seen the band this week, but it’ll be the first time i’m covering that band. Who is it? Be sure to come back all weekend to find out!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and original music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!