John Legend/Roots cover Arcade Fire

2010-09-27 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 18 Comments
John Legend and the Roots cover Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up' at a promotional event in New York last week.

The track doesn't appear on the combo's album, despite it also being titled Wake Up!, but it does have its very own Spike Lee-directed video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKXKJc5DmT4

Tagged: John Legend and the Roots

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Odal
September 27th 2010
350 Comments


That was pretty bad.

Nomos
September 27th 2010
886 Comments


horri*bad

SoapySoap
September 27th 2010
865 Comments


Not as good as the original. I had a feeling the cover was going to be Wake Up.

Electric City
Emeritus
September 27th 2010
15744 Comments


dunno what all yall problem is

AggravatedYeti
September 27th 2010
7685 Comments


yeah that was pretty alright

LTDA
September 27th 2010
281 Comments


lol wut?

Niceinvader
September 27th 2010
773 Comments


meh

Niceinvader
September 27th 2010
773 Comments


Pretty meh

Coggyswell
September 27th 2010
112 Comments


Sounded like he botched some of the lyrics. Cover had nothing on the original.

igloodude
September 27th 2010
398 Comments


I don't know, I still think this is pretty dope.

Shrapnel94
September 27th 2010
2213 Comments


Shitsux, yo.

cvlts
September 27th 2010
9065 Comments


at least they're embracing each other.

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

CrazyFool84
September 27th 2010
1081 Comments


Guh, I kinda thought this was gonna kick ass, but they just kinda butchered it

ZoidbergQuestion
September 27th 2010
185 Comments


at least ?uestlove rips it up.

ilikeforests
September 27th 2010
328 Comments


i was trying to like this but it's really hard

liledman
September 27th 2010
3826 Comments


what the...

Ayon
September 28th 2010
160 Comments


Eh, the chorus is pretty good, however, the rest of the song suffers from a too subdued guitar and Legend's voice not really fitting. Props to the background vocalists and ?uestlove though, they're spot on.

ebay
September 28th 2010
501 Comments


I didn't think there was any way that a talented tandem like this could sound so shitty..... but it happened.



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