Jan 272014

What do an Italian tenor, a coffee company, and a rock band of 20-something New Yorkers have in common? When it comes to music, a lot, it turns out.

Thanks to Starbucks’ Valentine’s Day compilation, Vampire Weekend is stretching their limbs with a cover of Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro.” It’s a bold move, but lead singer Ezra Koenig handles the song strongly, hitting notes and bringing in the emotion needed to even attempt this song. The reggae-esque beat in the chorus brings the cover to another dimension, but Ezra’s vocals are quite lovely on this difficult song.

The Starbucks’ Valentine’s Day compilation is out now.

Get more Vampire Weekend on their website and more Andrea Bocelli on his website.

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  1. French version by Joseph Racaille :

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