Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Minor key "Hey Jude"

I'm not a fan. It's too much of a departure. The reworking takes a bittersweet but ultimately encouraging song and makes it sad. Going from major to minor neuters the sense of hope and uplift that builds throughout the original. In this way it violates the spirit behind Paul's purpose in writing the song: to comfort Julian Lennon. No thanks. A "Hey Jude" that doesn't aim to inspire is no "Hey Jude."
(If the video is removed, go here.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clever technology turning all those major thirds minor. But you are obviously right that a song with a line "take a sad song and make it better" should not be in minor. Might as well make it chipmunk voices.