Radio One Live Lounge: The Fray – Heartless and a little man called Kanye
I don’t really need any more convincing to be a bigger fan of The Live Lounge, but Radio One and their guests just keep churning out more outstanding tracks. The Fray’s cover of Kanye West’s Heartless being one of them.
Kaye West appears to be a popular choice to cover too. Soon to be super group, White Lies have recorded their version of the awesome track Love Lockdown, Tonedeff created an alternative version, Kanye himself has reinvented it with the help of R.Kelly and Tiesto ruined, sorry, remixed it. If that’s not enough, there’s also a mash-up version of Radiohead’s Reckoner, (a big favourite of mine) called Reckoner Lockdown of which, the last minute or so is by far the best bit.
Luckily for me, Radio One normally include just about all of their Live Lounge sessions on their CD releases. And, if the third version is anything to go by, I can’t wait for the next. For the moment, with so many covers and mixes, it’s only fair I should leave you with the really rather brilliant and original Love Lockdown. Watch out for the cool, couldn’t be more ‘on trend’ neon body paint too…