Finnish psych-pop voyager Jaakko Eino Kalevi has shared his take on Anastacia's 'Left Outside Alone'.
One of 2004's undeniable pop bangers, in the hands of the Athens based creative it becomes something else entirely.
Much more than a nostalgia exercise, it seems to lean back on the feeling of time lost to extract something more personal, and bittersweet.
A synth dappled rendition, Jaakko flips 'Left Outside Alone' on its side, adding in some wild electronic manoeuvres in the process.
"Last winter we had a project to re-evaluate art from the mid-2000s, including watching all the episodes of the Rock Of Love reality show, which is about Bret Michaels from Poison trying to find true love."
"I don't really care for reality TV shows but this one was fun to watch. This is when I encountered ‘Left Outside Alone’ again. I’d known the song since it first came out and never thought much of it, but somehow it spoke to me. I thought I could do something with it. I liked the melody of the chorus, and it’s nice to be a little dramatic sometimes."
"We changed the song quite a lot. The verses were too fast, so I left some words out and sang it in half-speed. I added a wild synth solo as a climax."
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Eliann Tulve
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