Kjersti Long’s cover of the Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby is a fascinating trip. There’s so much raw passion and emotion that is contained here, all while Long’s vocals are able to hit impressive highs and deep lows. There are influences here as wide-reaching as Hayley Williams and Korey Cooper (Skillet). The song waivers between hard rock and pop-rock, ensuring that fans of orchestral performers like Apocalytica and Mannheim Steamroller will be able to dig in. On the same side, there’s a drive and determination weaved through this performance that catapults Long up to the highest echelon of pop performers.
Kjersti Long “Eleanor Rigby” / Domain /