The National Covers Talking Heads – “Heaven” Indeed

Sometimes the most unexpected things can bring you great joy. For me, this qualified! I think it will for you as well!

The National covered Talking Heads’ “Heaven,” a highlight from their 1979 LP, Fear of Music, during a concert Tuesday at London’s Eventim Apollo. The indie-rock quintet rarely wavered from the original arrangement, utilizing major-to-minor guitar chords and a clockwork drum beat.

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Frontman Matt Berninger injected his trademark plainspoken delivery in the verses, while stretching his voice to a near-scream on the choruses – much like his approach on recent single “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness.” The singer seemed to channel Talking Heads leader David Byrne on a couple lines, particularly the quirky delivery of “It’s hard to imagine that nothing at all / Could be so exciting, could be this much fun.”

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Larry Lootsteen

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