Despite Radiohead hating their breakout hit “Creep,” artists keep covering it! The Funeral Portrait, an emo-rock band from Atlanta, has recently released this banger of a version for a great cause. The band put out this emotive iteration of “Creep” to raise funds for the Hot Topic Foundation, a non-profit that benefits LGBTQ+ groups, and other beneficial organizations that support mental wellness.
This version of “Creep” starts out with a haunting, echoing piano, but just as we start to think we are going to get a chilled-out version, strings swell into Gerard Way-esque vocals accompanied by curt piano stabs. The front end of the measures get those pop-punk eighth-note hits, and the tune ramps up in a fervent, angsty way.
The Funeral Portrait covered “Creep” as if it were a My Chemical Romance original. From the heavy bass-and-drum hits to the slow, blossoming rock-opera build-up that slowly turns more metal as it develops, this cover is one you’re going to want to add to your rock covers playlist.
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