“Semi Charmed Life” by Jackson Scott // Originally by Third Eye Blind
Who would have thought that a grunge-y lo-fi take on Third Eye Blind’s 90’s hit, “Semi Charmed Life” would be effective? Jackson Scott, apparently, and he’s right. The original track was always a bizarrely sunny take on a song that seems for the most part to be about drugs and addiction. In Jackson Scott’s more-than-capable hands, the song is transformed into a warped acoustic bit of folk pop, with a delivery that feels slow as molasses, but wrapped up in a narco-haze that actually is quite effective. Surely, the end comes around and a last second freak-out occurs, but no matter - if taken on face value, Scott does something very interesting with a song that was inescapable some seventeen years ago (goddamn, really? fuck!). Check it out and if you like it, hit the down arrow on the artwork for a free download.
“I never felt alone til I met you. I’m alright on my own, and then I met you. And I’d know what to do if I just knew what’s coming. I would change myself if I could. I would walk with my people if I could find ‘em. And I’d say that I’m sorry to you, I’m sorry to you. And I don’t wanna call you, but then I wanna to call you. Cause I don’t wanna crush you, but I feel like crushin’ you… I breathe by your looks and you look right through me.”
— Third Eye Blind, Deep Inside of You
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