I thought I’d do a super quick round-up of music that’s recently caught my attention. I’ve never been a fan of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ or any version of it. Way too mournful and dour for me, though that may be a bit rich coming from someone who has both studied and liked ancient classical Greek drama. Anyway, that was until I heard this version by Pentatonix. The lyrics are still too dark for my taste, but the rendition is on point, in my opinion. I also like their upbeat take on ‘Cheerleader’.
Following that is Kashmir, this year’s winner of Pepsi’s Battle of the Bands in Pakistan. I think the group is pretty good. See what you think. Confusingly, there’s a Danish band also called Kashmir.