#BattleOfTheBands Results : Make It Rain
The conclusion of the second installment of Battle of the Bands for the month of February has arrived. In what could have been a really really bad idea, this particular battle turned out pretty decent.
Why would it have been disastrous? Well… we generally don’t like to use the original artist in the battles because it is almost always a blowout, with the original artist being the winner.
But every once in a while, we come across a contender that is worthy of going up against the original artist. I found such a contender in this battle. I felt that both were strong in their artistry and they both brought something a little different to the song.
This song in particular is quite haunting for me, and my brain replays clips of the final scenes from the television show Sons of Anarchy. I replayed those brain clips for each version trying to decide which was the better fit.
Ed Sheeran tells a compelling story with his version of the song. It was his version that was used on the show series, and it was his version that made the song ‘known to the masses’.
The original artist, Foy Vance, is about 17 years older than Ed, and I felt a lot more life experience come across in the message of his version. I felt that raw emotion just a bit more. And therefore, I am casting my vote for Foy Vance.
The final tally -
Ed Sheeran with 11 votes
Foy Vance with 8 votes
Now you know, I can’t just post about a battle and not share more music with you. So I’ve put together a playlist of Foy Vance tunes. I hope that you will enjoy them.
What did you think of this battle? Have you ever been influenced by the music in a television show?
Be sure to come back on the 1st for another battle. I’m not sure what I’ve got planned just yet - I have a few ideas brewing in my head. We’ll just have to see what formulates and shakes out.