Vaudeville Smash – Lost (Frank Ocean Cover)

If you ever wanted a track that sounded like Miike Snow covering a stripped back version of Frank Ocean’s stunner track ‘Lost’, you need look no further.

Melbourne band Vaudeville Smash delivered this audio goodness back in November 2012 but it is still an essential listen!!  Particularly since MØ has covered this with Major Lazer and that’s getting a lot of attention at the moment. Our preference is this cover for sure.

It is not often I’ll swear in a blog post but holy shit this track is hot!!! It’s sizzling profanitastic!! I’d heard on the smashvine that this one was coming but I didn’t expect my socks to be blown quite as far off as they have been.

It would be very very easy to write a biased review of this track for a band I’ve come to be both impressed with and enjoy tremendously. However, there’s no need to even push on you how good this track is, as once you’ve given it 3 minutes 37 seconds of your ear time, you’ll have forgotten you were reading this post and have gone back in for sonic seconds and thirds of this great great cover!!

Every Frank Ocean cover you’ll hear of this track (do a dig on Soundcloud) will pretty much be a straight up cover of the original…but no…not this one. Their TV ain’t HD. In fact, the trademark keyboard that all and sundry have used has been ditched for a haunting Steinway piano.

Everything you hear, except for the vocals, is actually our Steinway baby grand… yep, even the drums. It’s Ocean meets Doobies meets…. you be the judge.




About Vaudeville Smash

About Graham Porter

Founder of YMR and has been trying to make a difference for unsigned, up and coming artists and all things great in music since 2011.

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