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The Gaslight Anthem

Brian Fallon, lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem, stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and recorded this acoustic cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’.

Yes, he’s wearing sunglasses inside, cause he’s just that cool. Unfortunately, I am not a huge fan of this cover. I love The Gaslight Anthem and Foo Fighters of course, but this performance was not my favorite. When Brian performs songs acoustically in private sessions he tends to sing with little

The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

emotion, which kind of drains this song. There were even a couple times that I cringed at because his strumming is a little off.

I bet if they did a full band cover of this, it would be fantastic. (See their cover of ‘Baba O’Riley’ here)

How do you guys feel about this performance? Does Brian pull it off, or are you a little disappointed as I am? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Also pick up Gaslights’ Handwritten NOW if you haven’t yet. It’s easily one of my favorite albums from this year!