Monday, April 11

White Blank Page—Mumford cover


Some of you are going to freak out at me when you watch this, but that's a risk I'm willing to take. So calm down. I know not everyone loves Tay, and I also know that everyone claims to love Mumford. So T. Swift covering Mumford is clearly going to stir up some controversy, hurt feelings, repressed childhood memories, etc...
Bear with me, guys.
She does a fantastic job of bringing herself to the table with a song like this.
She does it with unmatched emotion, and it's etched all over her face. 
You can tell that even with her little doll-like features, she's experienced deep hurt and betrayal before. And she's lived to sing about it.

My favorite comment on the YouTube video was this one: 
"Thumbs this up if you assume every dislike of this cover comes from angry 18-26-year-old hipsters who are upset that their precious Mumford and Sons have become—God forbid—popular."

"...tell me now where was my fault in loving you with my whole heart..."

12 comments:

Korinne said...

laughing out loud, I love this post for so many reasons

Emily said...

i'll say it. i'm a fan of Tay. AND i'm a fan of Mumford. and this cover stirred up more emotion in me than i was prepared for. not only because i kept waiting for the build up that Mumford so casually nails in their version...that never happened. but also because you're absolutely right. she sings the hell outta this song. popular or not, the girl's got depth. i think even Mumford could respect that.

thank you for sharing. seriously.

j + m said...

I've never been a fan of Taylor Swift, but this was gorgeous! Definitely made me think again about her...and you're right about the emotion...loved it.

wildchild said...

not awesome, but not horrible. it is emotional. i'll give her that. the girl has some heart in this video.

a day with kate said...

recently discovered your blog through Ahn's... and had to comment because this post is awesome. hahahaha, love the you-tube comment.

Absolute Novice said...

Wasn't too share about this one till' I clicked play, loved it!! :) Thanks for sharing X

Absolute Novice said...

*sure

Tucker said...

thanks for posting this. as i both love mumford and t swift.

is it bad that sometimes i want to punch hipsters in the face? it's not that cool just to be different for the sake of being different. in fact, in my humble opinion, its like the anti-cool.

Sarah said...

boom. love it. tay tay swifty may not have the best voice out there, but she's got skillz.

with a z

Sara said...

so I am pretty sure she is singing about Jake here...you know J. Gyllenhaal. But I must say I quite enjoyed it! xx- S

nicole mullen said...

hahah..maddie.. I love this entire post. Especially the quoted youtube comment. Hipsters are a dying breed in my opinion. They are getting to be too popular for there own selves.

Ahn said...

i'm with s. tucker. sometimes i want to punch hipsters in the face. and i love this. i love mumford far more than t swift, but she does this well.

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