If there are any doubters left as to the brilliance of Frightened Rabbit, may I submit to you this sincerely heartbreaking cover of N-Trance's "Set You Free." The original (which you can watch here) is beyond terrible, with cheesy lyrics, awful mid-90s production, and a video that serves as a four minute PSA as to the dangers of doing too much ecstasy.
And yet, in the hands of Frightened Rabbit, the song is transformed into something beautiful and sad. And, much like almost everything off of The Midnight Organ Fight (aka the best record of the year), the song has the ability to leave me crying like a little baby.
"Set You Free" is available on Engine Room Recording's Guilt By Association Vol 2 compilation.
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