Let me take you to a darker place… where roller-skate discos are still open
I have recently covered Xanadu by Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. I have not done many cover versions in my life, this wasn’t supposed to happen either.
But a few months ago, being mostly home bound looking after my end-of-life, very old cat, both because he needed it and I wanted to spend as much time with him as possible before the time comes, I started to play a lot more on my guitar than before. Being bored with the few songs I knew how to play, I started playing around with songs I liked, one of them being Xanadu.
It was the deepest January. It was dark by the time I finished working, the world got smaller and smaller. Beyond the depression, there is something magical about this period. Everything becomes intimate and quiet. So when I started plucking the chords, and singing along, a whole new world opened. You sometimes do not notice the beauty of the melody, the finesse of the words with songs in high production songs.
If you can, however, I recommend you slowly strip them down, and get intimate with them. You may open up aa new world.
A place, where nobody dared to go.