In case you missed it, local singer/song-writer Dean Lewis lent his signature haunting vocals to cover Vera Blue’s equally emotional ballad ‘Mended’ for triple j’s Like A Version, this week.
In the midst of a national tour (with a handful of upcoming US shows), the busy artist found time to pop into triple j for the coveted ‘Like A Version’ segment. ‘Like A Version’ is a usually unpredictable affair: some artists and bands go all out and haul in some mates for a full-scale production, while others perform stripped-back or creatively cross-genre versions of classics. Lewis, however, played it safe and stuck to his guns, belting out a skin-prickling cover of Vera Blue’s equally haunting track ‘Mended’.
And hey, we’re not complaining! One of our favourite artists-of-the-moment covering another spectacular Aussie songbird? It proved a match made in heaven as Dean’s wavering vocals perfectly mirrored the emotion of Vera’s lyrics. And not sure about the rest of you, but he certainly had us entranced and somewhat hoodwinked that the immense feeling behind ‘Mended’ were his own. The Sydney crooner also knocked out a raw version of his latest hit, ‘Lose My Mind’ – and lose our minds we did. The guy sure knows how to pack a punch; a clear indication why his debut heartbreaker ‘Waves’ was snapped up by US legal drama Suits in their latest mid-season finale.
If you didn’t catch this week’s ‘Like A Version’, watch it below and let us know if it gave you goosbumps too!