Track: Southern Sun
Artist: Boy & Bear
Album: Harlequin Dream

And there were times when I thought that
I wouldn’t mind it if I lost my mind out there
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you so
The things I saw were enough to make the man in me


Billy Joel ft Boyz II Men - The Longest Time (LIVE)

OPB: Billy Joel

Probably the biggest a cappella standard mixed with 2 of the biggest artists in the world equals pure vocal happiness. Billy Joel and Boyz II Men can’t get any better than that 

Track: Salute vs. Bo$$ (Mashup)
Artist: Little Mix & Fifth Harmony


Salute vs. BO$$ (Mashup) - Little Mix & Fifth Harmony

Track: It's All Coming Back To Me Now
Artist: Celine Dion
Album: Falling Into You


Celine Dion - It’s All Coming Back To Me Now

Track: ***Flawless (Extended Remix)
Artist: Beyoncé f/ Nicki Minaj


Heart-stopping. So, so heart-stopping. [source]

Let’s agree that most YouTube videos of cover songs by high-school students are meant to entertain a small circle of friends and earn derisive snorts much beyond the school grounds. Few are so pure in intention and strikingly beautiful in execution that they break the heart of the original artist.

Canadian students Kate Macdonald and Janelle Blanchard recorded a version of Neko Case's brooding “Star Witness” on a school staircase and the result moved Case to tears. “Wow. That just made me bawl my eyes out,” she tweeted. “What beautiful singers. I'm not worthy… Holy god. They broke the shit out of my heart!!” Mine, too. They accomplish this with a ukelele, angelic voices, a talent for harmony - and a mission to save their school. 

The Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School houses an arts-intensive program that draws creative students from the Toronto area. But, in September, the local school board voted to close the school. It is the only school in downtown Peterborough and is described by locals as vital to the life of the community. Kate and Janelle took to the stairwell to record Case’s song to draw attention to the impending closure. That tweet from Case has the video (by Jared Raab) flying around the internet. You don’t want to miss it. This is a tough time for school arts programs and these enormously talented students give the need to support arts in schools faces and achingly clear voices.

Learn more here.

Track: We Know (Live Acoustic)
Artist: Fifth Harmony
Album: Billboard Live Sessions

Track: Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey cover)
Artist: Angel Haze


I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. It’s just so pretty.

#angel haze   #music   #covers   #yes.