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Chromatics – Into The Black (Voxels Remix)

It’s very hard to top a classic such as Neil Young‘s rock anthem Into The Black but what Chromatics did to it and then Voxels on the cover… This is just nothing short of amazing.

Here’s the thing. I believe the original is very good, but it is only when you take it down a notch from the fast paced rock that you actually take in and the lyrics take on another colour of sorts. Now, the Voxels further dramatize the best moments of the track like a roller coaster – at times going faster and other slower. The bridge is just magical on their rendition.

I don’t want to neglect other special mentions in the covering of this song, such as Battleme’s version that soundtracked the eerily sentimental moments of the Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Finale. On this rendition Battleme stripped it naked almost completely – leaving only the wet crooning vocals over a piano.

I rated this 5 stars on my iTunes and this is probably one of the sickest remixes of a cover that I own. By far. I can’t help myself but to also share with you the original cover of Neil Young’s classic by the Chromatics and Battleme‘s.

The composition in this song is the common denominator and is as powerful as it gets:

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

Out of the blue
and into the black
You pay for this,
but they give you that
And once you’re gone,
you can’t come back
When you’re out of the blue
and into the black.

The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten
Is this the tale
of Johnny Rotten?
It’s better to burn out
Than fade away
The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye.”

Let these amazingly powerful lyrics –expressed in different ways– hit you and knock you out.

Chromatics – Into The Black (Voxels Remix)

Chromatics – Into The Black

Battleme – Hey Hey, My My

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