Friday, September 14, 2012

Hallelujah - Hannah Trigwell live cover

[Thanks to Ganesha Games]

(I like her mic. Anybody know what type it is?)


Eric M commented on YT:
its not a song about religion. it's a love song.. a very dark love song about a disconnected love. recalling making love, "And remember when I moved in you","and every breath we drew was hallelujah"... contrasting their intimacy to present times "There was a time when you let me know, What's really going on below, But now you never show it to me, do you?" if it sounds dirty, it is. that's why cohen is brilliant. amazingly honest, graphic, yet eloquent, beautiful and relate-able.

Notice that Cohen himself has stopped singing "ya" for "you", to make it rhyme (orig version), while the cover singers still do. When you're the man himself, you can get away with more.

If you like this song, don't miss these versions.


Bert said...

I like her mic. Anybody know what type it is?

Looks like it wants to be a black version of a Neumann D-01, but since that's a 6,000$ microphone, it's unlikely to find one outside of a big studio.

So it's most likely one of the many similarly styled mikes on the market, but the image is too dark to see any distinctive markings. Not a bad mike at all, judging from the results, though.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

No, nice performance, and sounds great even over youtube and my computer speakers. (Admittedly they are Harman Kardon Soundsticks II.)

DeltaCubed said...

k.d. lang sings Hallelujah as Leonard Cohen is inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2006.

As Leonard Cohen and Anjani Thomas said of the performance, "Well, I think we can lay that song to rest now! It's really been done to its ultimate blissful state of perfection."