Oct 152010

You’ve heard Lissie plenty of times here before and we’ve seen her work her way through Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, and Metallica covers. The next step? Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” of course.

Few artists are willing to take on the Led Zeppelin classic; even fewer are willing to do it live in-studio. Brave little Lissie decided to take the risk, so she tackled the iconic song recently. Her husky, sultry voice echoes the emotion of the original and she channels Stevie Nicks (in a good way) when the song reaches its vocal climax. The video conclusively shows us that she’s into the song and wants to do it justice. Instrumentally, drums and bass stand front and center in Lissie’s version of “Stairway to Heaven” and she made sure not to leave out the recorder intro. Lissie’s risky bet pays off with an excellent version of the classic.

Let’s hope Lissie’s planning to cover Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” next. Think she could pull off Ludacris‘ rap? You bet!

Lissie – Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)


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  2 Responses to “Lissie’s Stairway Lies on the Whispering Wind”

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  1. These are the moments when we really feel the need for a “thumbs down” button.

  2. Ditto that Marco! And why is the video and sound so badly out of synch? I’m not even convinced that what I am hearing is “live in-studio” as claimed.

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