Dom Does Skeletal Cover of Elvis’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”


Dom is a solo musical project by Dominic Cournoyer.  Hailing from Worcester, Massachusetts, Dom debuted in 2010 with a critically acclaimed EP, Sun Bronzed Greek Gods, featuring the Boston Music Award song of the year, “Living in America”.  (Not a cover of the James Brown tune from Rocky IV.)

Recently, Dom covered one of Elvis Presley’s most covered songs, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.  I asked him why he chose to cover that song and he replied that he “just felt what the king was selling only in a more desperate way.”

The music is simple on the track.  I don’t mean that in a derogatory way.  I just mean that such a song does not need a lot of production value because the lyrics speak louder than any music could. The music video – complete with a human skull and pulsing psychedelic colors – seems like an odd combination at first, until you see how it represents the “stripped down” feeling of this cover.

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