These Religious Covers Aren’t Done by the Artists You’d Expect

Image credit: Flickr by Jordi Paya
One of the most beautiful things about music is its ability to transform the simplest, plainest of moments into something grand – something spiritually touching. Then there are strictly and specifically speaking, religious songs. These can often be browbeating and overwrought, or perfectly poignant and subtle. In these five cases, religious songs were covered by some not so religiously minded people, giving them a whole new breath of life and relevancy to every person, no matter what faith or religion they ascribe to.
These Religious Covers Aren’t Done by the Artists You’d Expect
Image credit: Flickr by Jordi Paya
One of the most beautiful things about music is its ability to transform the simplest, plainest of moments into something grand – something spiritually touching. Then there are strictly and specifically speaking, religious songs. These can often be browbeating and overwrought, or perfectly poignant and subtle. In these five cases, religious songs were covered by some not so religiously minded people, giving them a whole new breath of life and relevancy to every person, no matter what faith or religion they ascribe to.
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In our deepest, darkest moments, we have all turned to something or someone (god, music, art, our own consciousness) to ask for help, for guidance. This is not a pleasure reserved for those who ascribe to our closed-minded monotheistic views of religion. As religious songs are covered by contemporary acts, they become instantly accessible to people who don’t conform to those closed-minded ideas. Instead, they become something bigger than any one religion, one interpretation, and one god. I believe that ‘god’ (or the idea of god) is too big for one religion, and as such the music crafted in ‘his’ honor is also too big for one religion. These musicians, taking on songs steeped in such dogmatic meaning, illustrate that very fact, and shatter the imagined walls we’ve created.

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