This song, originally by Leonard Cohen, has always been one of my favorites. Or maybe not always.. I’d say the defining moment I started loving it was as a senior in high school. A cover by Imogen Heap played in the background of Marissa Cooper’s tragic death scene in The O.C. I’m sure you all remember. If you need a refresher, you can watch it here. There are many great covers of this song, a favorite of mine being by Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris performed live at the Hope For Haiti Now concert. Check it out here.
Knowing I loved the song, my mom forwarded me a link to this cover. This one is a little different because they change the lyrics to tell the story of Jesus. It was so beautiful and moving, I just had to share. After watching it 5 times in a row, I researched the band, Cloverton. They are a Christian Indie band with some great music, you should check them out. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Do you have a favorite version of Hallelujah??