Phil Spector turned “Unchained Melody” into a 20th-century classic with his Wall of Sound Righteous Brothers production. On a Triple J radio session, Lykke Li strips all that away on an intimate acoustic cover. She teased the audience about the song’s prominent placement in Ghost before unveiling her plaintive version.
As always, Lykke Li seems to be feel every word she sings, but it veers a little close to plodding. Still, we’ll take any opportunity to hear that voice. Watch Lykke Li’s cover of “Unchained Melody” below (then revisit Elvis’ breathtaking late-career version here).
Lykke Li – Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers cover)
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