As music journalists, curators, bloggers, whatever you want to call us, a lot of our time is taken up by emails and press releases and New Music Friday. Years ago, it used to be that bloggers were gatekeepers and curators of good music, and a lot of that has been lost these days. But sometimes, you need to follow your instincts and go down a rabbit hole and discover something new.
Credit to Marcus from EDM Sauce for following his, because it led him to this incredible cover of “Wake Me Up” by Avicii that will have you in your feels this Friday.
“The other night I was hanging on the couch with “America’s Got Talent” on. A guy came on stage named Chris Kläfford. […] I got online and started doing some research about this guy and he actually won a season of Sweden’s version of American Idol. Went down a bit of a worm hold (sic) and came across one of the most amazing acoustic covers of ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii that I have ever heard. He sang it on a Swedish news network the day after Avicii’s passing.”
Kläfford’s voice is powerful and wrought with emotion, especially considering the context of his performance. If you’re not crying after this, I don’t know what to tell you. Watch below.
EDM Sauce | Photo Sean Eriksson