I am not usually one for covers, but wow, this one is good!
Joe’s interpretation of “Dreams” is more of a slow, folk pop style, compared to the rock style that the Cranberries did. Joe, being a male, sings the song with a lower pitch, creating a more relaxing and steady sound. I personally love what Joe has done with this track, and possibly even prefer it over the original.
The tempo is a great deal slower than the original, but it gives a feel of familiarity and warmth. Sneva has created a more melancholic, and despaired rendition, which is not how the Cranberries set out for it to sound but has turned out extremely well.
There is a lot of pressure and high expectations towards cover artists, especially when they take on a slightly different approach, but I believe that Sneva has hit the jackpot with this one.
Take some time to have a listen to Joe’s version, and I can assure you, you will be just as pleasantly surprised as I was.
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