Good morning, gentlemen!
Incredibly important news coming in from the Casual Gentlemen News Desk.
It has come to our attention tonight that a Vimeo user known only as “major scaled” has given the world what we’ve all been begging for, and shifted the audio of REM’s beautifully depressing 1991 classic to a major key. THIS IS NOT A COVER. This is the original studio recording pitch-shifted to major.
We know that songs with minor chords can depress you, so we’re so excited to see that FINALLY, someone has seen fit to correct REM’s heinous misstep and give us a version of Michael Stipe’s bittersweet tune with none of the bitter.
This is the first time “Losing My Religion” has been made available to the public without pesky minor chords, getting in the way, bringing down your whole positive emotional palette. It’s instantly recognizable, but now more hopeful. The way all songs should be. Completely lacking in any emotion that anyone could possibly deem unpleasant.
Now that post-production audio masters can take a song dripping with the raw emotion of an artist and strip all of that away with a computer and remake it into a neutered version brimming with fake happiness, surely all the world’s wars will end within a few years.
Video after the jump.
Okay, prepare yourselves. It’s kind of unsettling to hear this song in this way.
That does it for today’s installment of the Casual Gentlemen News Desk.
Take care, all you shiny happy people!