Famous American rock band Cave In recently released their cover of “The Hole” by the legendary late folk singer Townes Van Zandt.
This cover announcement comes just weeks after the release of their latest album, Heavy Pendulum, which debuted to critical acclaim on May 20.
Cave In’s cover of “The Hole” is very faithful to the original in terms of mood and theme. Their additions complement the classic song incredibly, as the eerie synth and buzzing guitars add countless layers of tense atmosphere.
Cave In also released a music video for their rendition of “The Hole” on Youtube, where it amassed several hundred views and many accolades. The video features dark imagery, made more effective by the clever use of black and white footage and creative lighting, which all work together to aid the song’s already intensely dark theme.
Cave In’s unique but faithful adaptation of “The Hole” will appear in The Songs of Townes Van Zandt Volume III, the third volume of a massive multi-artist project dedicated to celebrating the late folk singer’s work and bringing it to a new generation.
The album, The Songs of Townes Van Zandt Volume III, is already available on many major music streaming services. Additionally, several unique physical releases on CD and vinyl media are available.
Needless to say, Cave In’s ominous cover of “The Hole” and their impressive accompanying video are sure to please fans, whether they’re die-hard fans of Van Zandt, Cave In, or both.
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