I originally started playing a cover of the classic Night-At-The-Roxbury 90s dance anthem What Is Love? back in my acoustic days. It appealed to my sense of humour, especially since nobody really recognizes the song until the chorus kicks in. I pictured audiences exchanging puzzled looks for amused ones. However, the more I played the song, the more I realized that it’s only the campy electro-pop back beat that makes this song humorous. Underneath, it’s actually pretty soulful. So I stopped playing it.
Then, a couple of months ago, I thought of taking another look at it – to put a serious spin on the song to turn it from something funny into something beautiful. This was the result:
I think this is among my better covers. It’s definitely among my better recordings, as I slowly figure out how to make live recordings that are both watchable and listenable. Let me know what you think!