Monday, February 23, 2015

Dylan Cover #177 Holly Henry "Make You Feel My Love"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Holly Henry of "Make You Feel My Love" 
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From our first take on a cover of this tune:
There is something about this tune that always felt off to me, it doesn't strike me as a Dylan song (which makes it an excellent candidate for covers). Perhaps it is just too Broadway or schmaltzy but the tune never really felt like his to me. Simple and direct in it's lyrics and sparse with a piano for the tune, it should be a simple pleasure, but it always felt forced to me coming out of the bard's mouth.  The fact that he has never played it live perhaps gives some indication to his feelings on the song as well. Or maybe he just hasn't found a way to re-work it yet....

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I had never heard of Holly Henry before today's cover, but a quick search unearths that she was apparently a contestant on The Voice and has already had a successful singing career at such a young age. Congrats to Holly.      

Thoughts on Cover:
As we have said, this is a perfect candidate for covering from Dylan and Holly does a fantastic job as she just lets her voice shine with little else too it. Excellent work.  

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