Wednesday 1 September 2010

And The Choir Sang Creep

Now I know this is seriously random, even for me. There's a film out In October called The Social Network, which is about the staggeringly dull subject of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. It's directed by Fight Club's David Fincher and Zuckerberg is played by Jesse Eisenberg, who was the lead in Zombieland.

The trailer, though, has one saving grace: a version of the Radiohead song 'Creep', sung by a Belgian girls' choir conducted by Stijn Kolacny, with his brother Steven Kolacny on the piano. There's another (non-sanitised, 'fucking special' instead of 'very special') choral version here, but by far the best (and saddest) video is this, a different cover by Sweden's Vega Choir.

Apparently choral versions of pop songs are a musical genre in their own right - who knew? But anyway, more proof that even an atheist like me can sometimes recognise that the religious (in this case the Lutherans) can take something great and make it sound amazingly beautiful. Enjoy.

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