Lady Gaga is a name known worldwide. Sir Noah Shark…well, not so much. However, the English/Canadian singer-songwriter and producer is back, after a recent cover of Gaga’s “Judas,” to make sure you learn it. This time around, he’s covering another Gaga hit, “Marry the Night,” her recent tale of club-banging and forgetting who you are.
Shark tries to weave Gaga’s tale of running off with the night into his very own. Reminiscent of Mike Posner (who most recently transformed Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”) but with a harder edge, Shark tries to keep the electro/club feeling that worked so well the first time and add guitars and his own signature pop rock voice. Though it doesn’t entirely work (the original is more sweeping and powerful), you can still picture the song being pumped in a club surrounding hundreds of others who are “marrying the night” themselves.
Along with the Gaga, Shark applies his alt-rock chops to Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start,” which works more as a rock cover than Gaga. Shark takes the echoing vocals of the original but includes an electric guitar part on the bridge that makes his cover more than just a throwaway. While he can’t capture the haunting element of the original, the cover is a welcome and interesting take on a favorite track. Check out Shark’s covers of “Marry the Night” and “Ready to Start” below.
Sir Noah Shark – Marry the Night (Lady Gaga cover)
Sir Noah Shark – Ready to Start (Arcade Fire cover)
Find out more information about Sir Noah Shark on his website.