Written by Kyle Goffinet
If you have ever paid any attention to any band in recent times, you can almost always find an acoustic version of at least one of their songs throughout their discography. You can truly tell when a song is great when it is completely stripped down and still an absolutely wonderful song. This week, I wanted to talk about three of my favorite acoustic renditions of songs. Keep in mind, these songs are in no particular order!
1 - Silver Lights - In Her Own Words (Invogue Records)
In Her Own Words is a pop punk band hailing from California. This is a band that I had not listen to prior before I saw their signing to Invogue Records. Being a huge fan of the label, I decided to check them out and happened to stumble across the acoustic version of their song, “Silver Lights.” This is what absolutely made me fall in love with the band and their singer’s voice. They also just announced an acoustic tour and you can catch my solo project, Goodbye, Goodnight, opening the Nashville date.
SONG LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wWjrxYOy8
2 - One of Us - Picturesque (Equal Vision Records)
Picturesque is band from Lexington, KY that has been noted for their vocalist, Kyle Hollis, having a very high vocal range. It has been compared to Anthony Green and Kellin Quinn, but all in a good way. They put out an acoustic version of their debut EP and this was my favorite tracks of the three. Lyrically, it is my favorite song they have released and being able to hear it in the raw acoustic form is just chilling. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
SONG LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3hIRpXhcDE
3.Counterparts - WVNDER (We Are Triumphant)
WVNDER (Formally Wander) is a band you can find chilling on the East Coast. Last year they put out an EP entitled, Rest, that featured new songs and new renditions of songs on their debut album. One of the songs they redid is called, Counterparts, and it is truly astonishing how great it came out. I remember when it came out, I was listening to it constantly and could not stop. On a side note, the vocalist of WVNDER recently one a cover contest for Picturesque and they both made it on my list.
SONG LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw5k5ui2NIg