July 22 2011
In honor of Bon Iver Day and their two sold out shows at The Riverside Theater, I decided to pick out some of the most interesting cover of Bon Iver's big tune "Skinny Love" from the first album "For Emma, Forever Ago." While doing some research, I found hundreds of covers of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" on Youtube. Then I checked out Soundcloud and there were at least 500 versions and remixes of "Skinny Love." Below are my picks for the most interesting takes on "Skinny Love." Of course, none of these cover songs can compare to the original.
The first one is probably the most popular cover. It was done by a young artist by the name Birdy out of the UK. The video has garnered over 3 million views.
2. Ed Sheeran
The next cover comes from another UK artist that is gathering a lot of buzz for his current single "You Need Me, I Don't Need You." His take on "Skinny Love" was performed for the UK paper The Sun.
3. Jess Dunbar
Of all the covers, I really like this Sydney's singer/songwriter voice. It has kind of smokey vibe.
4. Clara C
This has to be most vocally rich version of Skinny Love. It was done by a very young looking musician by the name of Clara C. from Los Angeles.
5. Ruby Isle
This is has to be the more unique and interesting take on Skinny Love. Ruby Isle is a band formed by Minneapolis Mark Mallman and high school friend Dan Geller. It is from a covers project, which they cover the #1 songs on the music blog aggregator elbo.ws.
If you know of some interesting video covers of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" post the link in the comment section below. Happy 'Bon Iver Day!'