We decided to cover Tom Odell’s “Heal.” It’s such a gorgeous song… could not resist.
At first the idea of doing something different came to mind. We didn’t want to do the song exactly as the original, but the more we worked on it, the more we realized that it just sounds so good with simply voice and piano. The guitar was tried, but it didn’t have the same atmosphere as the piano.
The tricky thing about this song is that it couldn’t be overdubbed… at least not the piano and vocals. The free time that the melody plays with makes it hard to set the song to a specific BPM, so we just played it live.
Here’s the end result.
Quite pleased. We sped up the song a bit, but maybe that just came from the excitement of making it to the end!