This video features Olivia Krash covering one of my favorite songs, Big Data’s Dangerous!
Covers are always interesting. I like covers when they bring something new to the song and I think that Olivia Krash definitely does that with her version of Dangerous. Her version is a bit less paranoid than the original version that was performed by Big Data and Joywave. It takes an anthem to suspicion and turns it into a party song and there’s nothing wrong with that. In the future, all parties will be paranoid. Really, they already should be. I remember there was a Brinks Home Security commercial that featured a woman throwing a house warming party and discovering, to her surprise, that she didn’t know one of the guests. His name was AJ and later, he broke into her house. If she had been properly paranoid, she would have said, “Hey, what’s the stranger doing at my party!?” Instead, she was just like, “Who’s that? I don’t know him! Ha ha!” It’s not so funny once you’ve got a broken window that you’re going to have to pay to get repaired, is it?
My least favorite covers, by the way, are the ones that sound like duplicates of the original. I mean, what’s the point? I’m also not a fan of extremely overdramatic cover versions. For instance, there used to be a WGU commercial that featured the most over-the-top version of The Times They Are A Changing that I had ever heard and it was so terrible that I always had to hit mute whenever I came across that commercial. I’m also not a huge fan of the song Amazing Grace, largely because everyone who sings it always seems like they’re on the verge of tears and that’s just not fun to watch. Plus, I just take issue with any song that requires me to describe myself as being a wretch. I mean, I like songs that make me feel confident, y’know? Calling myself a wretch would be the exact opposite of that.