To say this cover by Ben Howard of that song is brilliant would be an understatement.
Proving yet again that she can deliver songs better than their original performer, Carrie Underwood took on one of Coldplay’s most famous songs “Fix You” at her UK debut concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Adele released a DVD late last year of her concert at the same venue.
Reporters and UK personalities present at the concert were gushing over Underwood’s vocals.
Dan Wooton from The Daily Mail tweeted the following:
@carrieunderwood That was one of the best performances I have ever seen. Thank you for a very special night x
@carrieunderwood was too good tonight in London! Her version of Coldplay’s Fix You was stunning!
And so I don’t bore you, here you go:
On her official website, she had a succession of reveals which will ultimately gave away the title and cover of the album. The cover, has a darker theme than her previous album covers going on for it – as well as full display of Carrie’s legs. I think she knows we love them.
The cover has a yellow brick road, conveying a Wizard of Oz theme. With Carrie standing on the side, with a very fierce look on her face. I’m not the biggest fan of the look, to be honest. But the whole cover, with its artistic leanings and ferocity, is bold. And it works. It also contrasts greatly with the cover of Carrie’s first album, Some Hearts, in which she was standing in a field of flowers, the sun shining and her smiling. Well, it looks like Carrie Underwood is no longer in Kansas, ladies and gentlemen, or Oklahoma for that matter. And she knows it. She’s also flaunting it.
As for the title, after hinting it’s a two word title and giving her fans a chance at guessing it, most of the guesses being shot down almost immediately,one guess, however, turned out to be correct – and consistent with the Wizard of Oz theme: Blown Away.
Blown Away is the title of a song registered at ASCAP. It’s written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, the writers who brought the world Before He Cheats.
What do you think of the album title and cover?
I’d give them an 8/10
Unless you’re living under a rock, which is actually good for you at this point, you definitely know that Lady Gaga is releasing a new album this May.
Her first single, Born This Way, has already gone to become her biggest hit and she’s now prepping her second release off the album, a song titled “Judas”.
Set to be released on April 19th, during Holy Week, the song is about the betrayal of a loved one. Lady Gaga has released the cover art for the single and here it is: