In terms of giant, anthemic songs that have come out in the last year, few are as in-your-face as Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive.” It’s a giant song with intensely dark undertones that get somewhat lost in the shuffle of the hugeness of the song itself – the electronic sounds, power vocals and action-movie beats.
It has also become a ubiquitous tune, heard everywhere from commercials to video games and just about everything in between. But on a recent cover, Daisy Mallory and Kayliann Lowe turn the tide of the song by stripping it down completely, creating a refreshed, countrified version. Through their harmonized vocals and banjo strumming, the lighter take on the song somehow brings the darker tones of the song to the forefront. Check it out below.