Monday, November 7, 2022

Dylan Cover #555 Calum Scott "Not Dark Yet"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's artists, Calum Scott doing a cover of "Not Dark Yet" 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
A excellent Dylan tune from any era but one that in particular screamed "I'm Still Alive And Kickin'!" on Time Out Of Mind at a phase when Dylan was simply an after thought on the current popular music scene. One of Dylan's most haunting tracks; it is hard not to feel his emotions and finality of the coming darkness as Dylan sings this lyric set.  An all-time great that is mysterious, foreboding, honest and powerful. First class Bob.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time RtBE have heard Calum Scott. He is most well known as ITV talent contest for Britain's Got Talent.

Thoughts on Cover:
Interesting, because Scott is clearly a dramatic and soulful singer, but at times here it feels like he is over singing. The energy he injects seems to take away from the despair of lyrics. Not the worst cover we have heard, but not RtBE's taste overall.   

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