Video of extraordinary soulful 'Unchained melody' rendition melts hearts
A Britain’s Got Talent star unchains a melody with her touching interpretation of a classic 50s song.
Susan Boyle released an album on November 1, 2011, containing covers from artists like Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode and Joni Mitchell, including a few original compositions. One song from her album got special attention because of her soulful interpretation thereof, ‘Unchained Melody’ from the Righteous Brothers.
The video starts as the accompanying orchestra for the song settles in before the performance start. The pianist starts playing and Susan joins in with her interpretation of the song.
Effortless her voice flows gently through the notes as more subtle areas of the song are highlighted, giving it a warm, soulful feel, the orchestral melody blending perfectly adding more depth to the song. With over six million views the video clearly touched the hearts of many with her unusual rendition of the song.
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‘Unchained Melody’ is a popular love song cover, and although it is sung often, renditions like that of Susan stand out, bringing depth and emotion which few artists can do. However, a recent cover of the same song by René Bishop from the Netherland Antilles, while auditioning on ‘The Voice of Holland Senior’ amazed everyone that listened to his extraordinary voice and interpretation of the song which earned him a spot in the next round and the hearts of many.
Susan Boyle soon became a household name after her first appearance on Britain’s Got Talent on April 11, 2009, where she performed the Les Misérables song, ‘I Dreamed a Dream.’ She released her first album later the same year in November and it became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.
Her rendition of the song ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ also earned the title of the most watched clip on YouTube in 2009, with a whopping 120 million views, moving viewers from all around the world with her interpretation of the song.