Huntingfield – To Sheila (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
May 3, 2012
— nonexistent, Smashing Pumpkins, Tribute Album
This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices
Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here!
Big things are afoot for tomorrow and my mind can hardly wrap around the upcoming events so I find myself needing to simmer down a bit and I recall a song I came across years ago on MySpace (I know, I try to forget about the site too). Back then, I had read that there was this Smashing Pumpkins tribute album being compiled by some big indie/alternative acts (as of a few years ago) and I was pretty jazzed because c’mon, the Pumpkins had some rather rad songs in their heyday. Somehow I downloaded this song from a band’s page claiming that it was a preview of what was to come on the album but lo and behold, nothing even close to this sound is on there. MYSTERY! Was it just some band claiming that to get more publicity? Possibly. Could it be that the song was made and not then didn’t make the final cut to represent on the album? Perhaps. Is it a crying shame that no one knows this song? Definitely!
To Sheila is so soft, so entreating, that you find yourself swept away before you even notice that a clock-like ticking beat and gentle snare drum has you hypnotized. The piano starts off small, almost music-box like and the unexpected progression of the second set of arpeggios is slightly unusual but quite delightful. Granted, the singer is no Pavarotti but his sincerity makes up in spades for the finesse in his timbre. This is the kind of song you’d see on a heart-wrenching interpretation of SYTYCD, it’ll pierce your heart that much. This is probably one of the most quality covers of really any song you will ever find. Enjoy it below!