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.
Check out more from Daisy Mallory on her website and more from Imagine Dragons on their website.