Covers n’ Cupid: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Indie Love

Covers n’ Cupid: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Indie Love
9th February 2024 Elena
Covers n' Cupid: Celebrate Valentine's Day with Indie Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to set the mood than with a collection of indie love covers? Well, if you hadn’t realized that it’s almost Valentine’s Day, it may be the only way to set it.

In this blog, we’ll explore our curated selection of classic love song covers, each carved with indie artists’ unique charm and style. It’s all about covers n’ Cupid right now!

Valentine’s Day Compilation of Lovely Covers

13 covers of indie love that’ll – hopefully – be your background music for these coming days. Here are 6 covers of the full love song compilation to give you a sense of the diversity, talent, and creativity you’ll find.

“True Love Will Find You in the End” by Iris Deco

This track by Iris Deco is a poignant rendition of the classic “True Love Will Find You in the End” originally written by Daniel Johnston. In her interpretation, she delicately infuses the song with a raw and soulful emotion that will surely resonate deeply with you.

Like in many of her own songs, she defends the enduring power of love and makes you reflect on the human spirit:

True love will find you in the end

This is a promise with a catch

Only if you’re looking can it find you

‘Cause true love is searching too

This indie pop performer from Barcelona (Spain) has managed to blend indie pop elements into her music in a unique and unparalleled way. If you want to continue exploring this artist, “Flames” is a prime example of Iris Deco’s talent which has only begun to flourish.

“Fragile” by kikomori

Before your mind jumps to Sting, think again. This is a rendition of “Fragile” by Tatsuro Yamashita, a highly acclaimed Japanese singer-songwriter, composer, and producer. He is considered one of the most influential figures in Japanese popular music, especially city pop.

kikomori, born Frederico Medeiros, is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, and… continues to surprise us! Like the original author of this song, he started by exploring classical music and jazz. While maintaining the essence of Yamashita’s love song, kikomori takes this track to his peculiar and undistinguished musical corner:

Thank you for your love

Thank you for the heart

There’ll never be a long and lonely night again

Thank you for your love

Thank you for the heart

Girl, please don’t ever let me be alone again

If you want to see what this indie talent has been up to recently, check out his latest EP “In the Blink of an Eye.

“Do I Wanna Know?” by deer noir & Valentin

Do I Wanna Know?” by Artic Monkeys is the original song of this cover. And, of course, who other than this English rock band could express love so uniquely? Well, deer noir & Valentin.

Although the original is characterized by a distinctive guitar riff, brooding atmosphere, and Turner’s hypnotizing vocals, this cover will haunt you on so many different levels. Vocals that creep up behind you like the very thoughts express by these lyrics:

Have you got colour in your cheeks?

Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift

The type that sticks around like summat in your teeth?

Are there some aces up your sleeve?

Have you no idea that you’re in deep?

I dreamt about you nearly every night this week

An internal struggle and emotional turmoil that we hope not to experience on Valentine’s Day. But, hey, that’s part of the love story, right?

“baby where you are” by Liush

Baby Where You Are” was originally by the folk trio Mountain Man, including Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarle, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. It’s hard not to succumb to their harmonious vocals and acoustic instrumentation which usually create an intimate and ethereal atmosphere in their music.

This intimacy is preserved in Liush‘s cover, without a doubt. Although there’s one voice on the cover, he manages to respect the harmonies and pays tribute to their evocative lyrics, drawing listeners into a world of introspection and longing.

If I could be, baby, where you are

If I could be, baby, where you are

If I could see, baby, what you see

Then I would know, baby, what you know

Just to be

If it’s mellow you want to continue feeling, take a pause and head over to one of his latest works, “who knows where the time goes?

“What You Won’t Do For Love” by LEIDAN

Curating a love playlist without an R&B and soul classic like “What You Won’t Do for Love” would be a crime. This love song was written by Bobby Caldwell and Alfons Kettner, and since its release in 1978, artists such as Boyz II Men or Go West have offered their own soulfoul interpretations. But you’ve probably never heard it in the hands of LEIDAN.

There’s a reason why he attracts so many listeners, and it will take you a few seconds into this cover to sense his honesty and sensitivity, managing to make these popular lyrics his own:

What you won’t do, do for love

You’ve tried everything, but you don’t give up

In my world, only you

Make me do for love what I would not do

His proven versatility as a musician, managing to fuse several genres in his unique productions. Golden Harmonies (2024), his latest EP, will do the rest of the talking.

“Thousand Miles” by LEFT.

Oh. A 2K love, remember? Well, who couldn’t? The original “A Thousand Miles” is by the one and only Vanessa Carlton and quickly became a commercial success. The iconic opening piano riff sets the tone for the song’s tender and emotional journey, literally (watch the “A Thousand Miles” official video).

Turn to 2024, we find this 2K gem interpreted by LEFT., born António Graça, a Portuguese singer-songwriter, and producer. It’s his first cover, and this artist certainly knows how to make a cover; he never disappoints because he leaves the song recognizable yet tells you the story in his own way. And of course, in this case you know the song from the beginning and are waiting to hear those unforgettable lyrics:

If I could fall into the sky

Do you think time would pass me by?

‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles

If I could just see you tonight

He debuted with an indie-folk sound and slowly grew into his signature style with a pop and electronic sound, which currently breathes R&B. He is soon to release Limbo (TBC), his first album in Portuguese. However, it’s not the first time he has gifted us with his mother tongue, “Nada Feito.”

We hope this collection of indie love covers has inspired you to embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day and celebrate the beauty of love in all its forms. Indiemono wishes you a happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day!

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