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“Cough Syrup” cover by Darren Chris Podcast

Life’s too short to even care at all, whoa I’m losing my mind, losing my mind, losing control These fishes in the sea, they’re staring at me, whoa, whoa A wet world aches for a beat of a drum, whoa… Continue Reading →

“Cough Syrup”: The Original vs the Cover Third Listen

For my third post, I watched the music video from Young the Giant and the music video from Glee. I picked these because the music videos are very different, the arrangement is similar, the voices are different, and the messages… Continue Reading →

2nd Lineage: Cough Syrup

Glee’s rendition of “Cough Syrup” discusses the themes of sexual identity, bullying, mental health, and suicide. As said before, “cough Syrup is a metaphor for temporary relief. My playlist consisted of a variety of themes. For my second post, I… Continue Reading →

“Cough Syrup” context and critique

  “Cough Syrup” was written by Rock, Alternative group, Young the Giants in 2008 and appeared on their EP called “Shake My Hand”. In the infamous hit show, “Glee”, Darren Chris, who played former Warbler, Blaine Anderson, sings a cover… Continue Reading →

“Trouble in Town” by Coldplay & “Cough Syrup” by Darren Chris

The 2 songs I have picked for the proposal are “Trouble in Town” by Coldplay and “Cough Syrup” by Darren Chris. Each song is a different theme: police brutality and mental health. I chose these 2 songs because they both… Continue Reading →

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