#TBT | January 9, 2014
Vampire Weekend
Con Te Partiro (Andrea Bocelli Cover)

Label: Columbia   Genre: Rock   Sounds Like: The Strokes

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“With you I will leave.” That is the literal translation of the song we will be covering on this frigid Throwback Thursday. To build anticipation for their Valentine’s Day compilation Album Sweetheart 2014, the guys and gals at Hear Music released Vampire Weekend’s cover of Andrea Bocelli’s timeless classic, “Con Te Partiro.” I may be partial, seeing as I want this song sung at my wedding one day, but I think Vampire Weekend’s rendition stays faithful to the original, while infusing a bit of their own flair. This version keeps the classic melodic piano and strings, but then throws out the Italian in favor for some subtle Jamaican jerk flavor. The song feels like something you would hear performed by some bar band way down in Margaritaville. Fuckin’ Catalina Wine Mixer…

STREAM: Vampire Weekend – “Con Te Partiro (Andrea Bocelli Cover)”


Vampire Weekend
Con Te Partiro (Andrea Bocelli Cover)