Taylor Swift has done it again. Her latest song “Out of the Woods”, co-written by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, swept the Internet upon its release and fans could not be any more excited about her upcoming album 1989. Swift explains on her YouTube channel that the song embodies the intense feelings of excitement and anxiety that comes with a relationship with no clear title. These five amazing covers have perfected this hit in their own unique ways so press play and enjoy all of the talent that’s out there.
“Out of the Woods” by Rachel Potter
Country recording artist and X-Factor alumna Rachel Potter has the pipes to make this cover a classic. The gorgeous tone of her voice gives this version the emotional depth that it needs to make Swift’s message come to life.
“Out of the Woods” by Future Sunsets
Need a good laugh? The boys of Future Sunsets will bring a smile to your face with this hilarious music video. Even though the song is about how vulnerable a person can feel in a relationship filled with uncertainty, it’s also about the adrenaline and fun the couple experience during their time together too. Plus, these guys don’t look half bad in blonde wigs.
“Out of the Woods” by Mary Desmond
Singer-songwriter Mary Desmond shows off her acting chops in an emotional performance of love and heartache. The video cuts from Desmond and her man having fun at the beach to a shot of her burning a polaroid photo of them together. Could this foreshadow the upcoming official music video from Swift? We don’t know for sure but it very well could.
“Out of the Woods” by Sam Masghati
Are you thinking about recording your own cover? Pianist Sam Masghati has the perfect instrumental to pair with your vocals. Or if you need the perfect soundtrack to relax to, this cover will do the trick. Let your mind wander and unwind to the sounds of YouTube piano master, Sam Masghati.
“Out of the Woods” by Chase Holfelder
Hailing from North Carolina, singer Chase Holfelder took on a challenge to only use free apps on his iPad to create an original cover of “Out of the Woods”. Unsurprisingly, the electronics sound like the real thing and Holfelder has reminded us that it’s 2014. Who needs real instruments when you have an iPad?? But in all seriousness, this rendition is creative, difficult to execute and really fun to watch.
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