Published Dec 23, 2014With Sia's uplifiting "Chandelier" being one of the most inspiring pop singles of 2014, there are bound to be other artists just waiting to take a crack at it. Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche is one such player and has just delivered a rather dramatic interpretation of the hit single.
Temporarily taking the focus off of his own Please LP, Lerche reconfigures the massive arrangement of the original into a more gothic direction via the use of symphony strings and powerfully pulsating church organs. The dark and decaying echo slathered onto the solo artist's vocals take the tortured lyrics in a different direction.
"I was curious what might happen if a male singer sang those words of desperation and self-analysis, instead of passing judgement on a troubled party girl," Lerche said of his experiment with the single. "As overtly sensitive and desperately earnest as the male singer/songwriter has gotten in our time, it still seems unusual for a man to expose vulnerabilities in the way that Sia does in her song. But there's no reason to assume party boys aren't self-medicating as much as any party girl."
You can catch Lerche's cover down below.