A couple months ago, we posted The Land Below’s covers of Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket” and Eagle Eye Cherry’s “Save Tonight.” They were radical transformations of the source material, turning rock radio staples into downtempo electro-soul grooves. But they were nothing compared to Erik Lindestad’s latest cover, of Slipknot’s “Everything Ends.” It’s like Slipknot sung by Sade. Even if you’re not a Slipknot fan – maybe especially if you’re not – you need to hear this.
Last year, Alanis Morissette’s monster album Jagged Little Pill celebrated its 20th birthday and, as happens on such occasions, got its own big box set. For an even better tribute, though, check out The Land Below’s new cover of one of the album’s hit single, “Hand in My Pocket.” Over low synth drones and a slow crescendo, Sweden’s Erik Lindestad sings the haunting melody at about half the speed of the original. For even those of us who were not Alanis fans the first time around, this cover is revelatory.