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Wyn Doran is known around these parts for her gorgeous and absolutely heartbreaking songs. "Eleanor Rigby" is already a sad, mopey kind of song. Put "Eleanor Rigby" in Doran's hands, and it becomes even more sad, almost soul crushing. Gone is any shred of the sappiness in any McCartney song (I'm a huge, huge Paul McCartney fan, but the man does love his songs dripping with sap) and instead it's injected with Doran's trademark gloom. But Doran's gloom almost feels a little tongue in cheek here, kind of like how The Smiths and The Cure had fun with their reputations and made some of the most fun sad music of all time.
Wyn Doran explains her cover and the accompanying video: "Things got weird in my apartment Friday when I last minute asked my husband if we could cook up a Halloween The Beatles cover video of 'Eleanor Rigby'... I quickly scrambled to lay down a live audio take with my iZotope Spire, dug out my Beatles costume from a few years back, and within 24 hours we presented this."
You can watch the video for Wyn Doran's version of "Eleanor Rigby" below. For more on Wyn Doran, check out her website.