There’s something about string covers of pop music that brings a whole new layer of emotion to a song. Every now and then I fall down the YouTube rabbit hole and find myself watching video after video. This is how I stumbled upon Simply Three, a trio that posts incredible string covers to their YouTube channel.
They’ve been around since 2010, and in addition to being incredibly talented, also have creative arrangements of their songs. Ranging from Adele to Pharrell, Imagine Dragons to Lady Gaga, they have an enormous repertoire.
In this cover, the member’s tackle Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” With the interesting nuclear wasteland/instrument smashing/musicians covered in ash aside, the cover itself is amazing. After hearing this song everywhere, it had started to rub me the wrong way, but somehow this cover revitalized it for me. Each member of Simply Three plays their instruments with such finesse, skill, and passion and you can really hear it in the music!