Avicii vs You Me At Six
By Sam Devotta |
April 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM
â€œWake Me Upâ€ Writers: Tim Bergling, Aloe Blacc, Mike Einziger, Melinda Marie Marantz, Aileen Marie Quinn Original Release Date: June 17, 2013
A couple of summers ago, you couldnâ€™t leave the house without hearing Aviciiâ€™s â€œWake Me Upâ€.
With vocals by Aloe Blacc and acoustic guitar by Mike Einziger (of Incubus fame), Avicii debuted the song at a festival in Miami and it took off from there, charting all over the world and appearing in a variety of commercials. Itâ€™s hard not to bop your head when this song comes on, even if youâ€™re not usually an EDM fan. While the guitar part has a folksy feel, the electronics cement this song as a club favorite.
Despite being a song designed to make you get up and dance, the English gents in You Me At Six gave it a mellow vibe when they covered it for BBC Radio 1â€™s Live Lounge. Their version is a lot more relaxed, acoustic, and overall soothing compared to the bright lights of the original. Ironically, itâ€™s probably better suited to lulling you to sleep than waking you up, but itâ€™s still enjoyable, and itâ€™s fun to watch peopleâ€™s reactions to this slowed-down version when theyâ€™re used to the original.