Kanye West's Heartless covered by The Fray
18th Feb 2009 | 10:09
Hear it without the Auto-Tuning
Kanye West's blog is practically a newsfeed in itself, and one of his latest missives points fans in the direction of The Fray's cover of Heartless, from his 808s & Heartbreak album.
We're guessing this counts as some kind of endorsement – maybe West believes that having one of his songs reworked by a middle-of-the-road rock band will improve his muso credentials.
Anyway, the strange thing about The Fray's cover is that, despite dispensing with the Auto-Tuned vocal and sounding altogether more human, it also comes off significantly less powerful and soulful than the original.