I’ve always been in love with a certain kind of cover song. Not the cover song that just tries to mirror the original (why not just play the original song instead?), but the song that reveals what the masses didn’t hear in the original. The song behind the distorted guitar, or behind the unimpressive vocals, or behind the cliche pop sound...like the museum that wipes off a simplistic paint job and finds a never-before-seen Vermeer underneath.

I’ve also been a huge fan of Julia Nunes since she was just a kid in college working on songs for a ukulele competition (why her ukulele version of Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” is no longer on YouTube I don’t know, but it makes me really unhappy).  Julia has long-since left her dorm room to release her own albums, appear on Conan, tour with Ben Folds and more, so sometimes the universe gets it right.

Now it just so happens that Julia Nunes is also a freakin’ master of cover songs - she’s basically a musical archaeologist who digs through what you and I hear to uncover something different hidden below the surface. I honestly don’t know how she does it, but it's beautiful and amazing.  Below you’ll find a few original songs and her reinterpretation.

Redshift by Darwin Deez

Julia Nunes cover of Redshift

God Is A Woman by Ariana Grande

Julia Nunes cover of God Is A Woman

Go Home by Lucius

Julia Nunes cover of Go Home

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