We rearrange our furniture, wardrobe, and kitchen shelves from time to time for a change in overall appearance or to just experiment with the look and feel of our homes. It enables us to check what went wrong with the previous arrangement and to find ways to organize things in a better way.
In a similar manner, existing songs could be rearranged to produce refreshingly new tonal aesthetics and moods. Here are some of the reasons to rearrange existing songs:
1. It extends the lifespan and shelf life of songs thereby, boosting the brand value of the artists involved in the songs' creation. It makes people revisit some great numbers in case they've missed checking them out when the songs were originally released.
2. It often, improves the production quality of old songs thereby, grabbing more attention from people.
3. Sometimes, it polishes certain aspects of the original songs thereby, displaying the actual potential of the musical construction of the songs.
4. Change is good. It gives songs a new life and helps us appreciate them in ways we hadn't previously.
5. Sometimes, it simplifies the complex musical structure in the original songs.
Here is a rearranged cover version of the popular Hindi song, Bhaiyya na dharo from the movie, Dastak I recorded a few years ago. The song is based on raag Charukesi and has employed Chromatics in it.
What's your favorite rearranged cover song and why do you like it? Share your thoughts either in the comments section below or via the contact form.