Music is always subjective. Despite the fact that there is so much of it out there for us to experience and enjoy, it is far too easy to become stuck in your lane and only listen to what you already know you like.
Sometimes, all it takes it a colleague or a friend showing you a style of music you hadn't been into before to send you down the rabbit hole of a whole new world of sound that you either never knew existed or didn't especially care for before.
And other times, you can stumble across a band you already enjoy or a style that you're already into paying tribute to something entirely out of left field with a cover than you never saw coming.
Whether its a total change from the original material, a slight spin on the theme or just a garden-variety cover it can go a long way to expanding musical horizons and encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone and see what else is out there.
As with everything, there is no accounting for taste. There is no guarantee you'll like either the covers or the originals... but they are worth a look.
Matthew is a Marine Engineer to trade who writes sub-standard Scottish crime fiction in his spare time that can be found here:-
Originally brought up in the Western Isles of Scotland, he lived in Edinburgh for 15 years but now stay in Dunbar with his partner, son and dog.