The first time I heard Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande, it was a cover version. I tend to prefer covers of songs because they’re more stripped down and organic. However, when I searched on youtube for the original, I was pleasantly surprised.
Everything about Beneath Your Beautiful works. The vocals are mesmerizing, Labrinth’s voice blends so effortlessly with Emeli’s voice. Their voices are almost made for one another. Next the technicality of the video makes it a spot on tribute to the song. I love the idea of someone being projected on a screen, like a movie star, while another sings to them. It totally captures the idea of someone being beautiful, but unable to see it. In your eyes, they’re a star. In their eyes, they’re a mere mortal.
Beneath Your Beautiful is pure, musical heaven. This is what songs and videos should be.