Jun 232023
tarja turunen numb

Ahead of the launch of her new album Rocking Heels: Live At Metal Church, former Nightwish lead singer Tarja Turunen has released a cover of Linkin Park’s classic “Numb.” Recorded in front of a small 300 person crowd in the Wacken Church in Germany, the song is, understandably, stripped back and understated, Turunen’s powerful voice accompanied only with a piano and string quartet.

The reverb of the location helps underpin the emotion in her voice and of the lyrics. I would note that some lines are a touch awkward with this arrangement, but when she gets a chance to open up her lungs, you’d better believe it hits the right spot.

Check out the cover below.

Cover Me is now on Patreon! If you love cover songs, we hope you will consider supporting us there with a small monthly subscription. There are a bunch of exclusive perks only for patrons: playlists, newsletters, downloads, discussions, polls - hell, tell us what song you would like to hear covered and we will make it happen. Learn more at Patreon.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>