Norwegian singer and songwriter Sondre Lerche was remarkably silent in 2010, but thankfully he decided to cover a song from one of the year’s standout records to cap off the year. Lerche delivers a soft, acoustic rendition of Owen Pallett’s “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt,” a centerpiece and strong point off Heartland, one of our favorite records of 2010. Where the original’s complexity – so many instruments playing so many different parts it’s hard to keep track – makes it compelling, Lerche’s is enjoyable because of its comparative guitar-strumming simplicity. If you liked the original, you’ll definitely like his version too. Listen and download below:
Last year Lerche also released a cover of his favorite song of the year, Animal Collective's "Bluish". You can still listen to and download that cover here.