Genre-crossing artist Fiona Apple released her latest single, “Love More,” a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “Love More,” on April 15th. Fiona Apple’s version of “Love More” was also featured on Sharon Van Etten’s 10th anniversary edition of epic Ten, the album on which “Love More” was originally featured.
Fiona Apple’s version of “Love More” is very different from the original. The cover stays true to Fiona Apple’s distinctive style, or lack thereof, while still highlighting her unique vocal ability and musical range.
On Fiona Apple’s cover, a percussive beat outlines the entirety of the song, accompanied by a simple piano background, a small amount of bass, and vocal harmonies that complemented the vocal melody. This is quite different from the original version of the song, which features significantly less percussion and a different kind of vocal harmony that sang along with the main vocal melody. The original also features pulsating chords that are substituted for the simple piano background in the cover version.
Be sure to check out both Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten on social media and music streaming services.
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Words by Brendon Gardner