2020 has been one of the most eventful years in recent history and it can be hard to keep up with everything going on. One of the strangest, yet amazing, developments has been the rise in popularity of a sub-genre of music called Bardcore. This genre of music takes popular songs and re-imagines them as medieval songs. Seemingly originating from a YouTube channel called Cornelius Link, the first popular Bardcore song was a medievalised version of Astronomia.
Since then, countless other songs have been recreated and uploaded to YouTube.
While it may sound strange at first, you'd be surprised at just how catchy some of these medieval covers can actually be. Some even feature re-written lyrics to match the medieval aesthetic.
There is also usually a piece of tapestry like art accompanying the video as well. The amount of effort put into these videos is fantastic and should be appreciated. The songs could be listened to and even used for setting the mood of a tabletop RPG.
If you go to YouTube and search for Bardcore you can find so many great songs. Here are fifteen covers that you should definitely check out!