Many have tried to do covers of this song and i've hated ALL of them. None of them captured that emotion present in the original- to me at least. And then a few weeks ago through a youtube suggestion I saw that Adele did a cover, watched it, and even then I was like *shrugs shoulder*. But then last night I saw the video posted today. My dear dear Justin Vernon of the beloved Bon Iver came and indeed conquered.
It was all so unexpected. Poor unassuming me clicked play, I saw him there at the piano... I was sceptical. I mean I love him but this is I Can't Make You Love Me that we're talking about here. Then he started singing and I was shocked, for some reason I wasn't expecting the falsetto even though it's one of his trademarks. And then I was annoyed at his timing and then I fell. Hard.
My face became distorted- when I hear something I love, like really love, I get this look on my face- It's like a mix between confusion and pain, like i've just smelt something bad- and I just soaked it all in. His tone, his sincerity, his interpretation. It was just as believable as Raitt's and just as moving.
It's one of those songs that just make you stop. So I thought i'd be the good Samaritan that I am and share this gem with you.
Oh and for the record I went back and re-listened to Adele's cover. I take the *shrug shoulder* back. I like it, it's just one of those songs that I don't fall for instantly but more upon second hearing... My love would've probably come faster if she slowed down a bit. I felt like it was a bit rushed. But yeah, Justin Vernon just cemented his place in my heart today.