Acclaimed young alt-pop/prog trio Exploring Birdsong have shared their gorgeous cover of Deftones‘ ‘Diamond Eyes‘. It sees the three-piece put a luscious and atmospheric spin on the Californian metallers track.
While the original is dominated by hefty instrumentation, Exploring Birdsong‘s version is softer, allowing Lynsey Ward’s melodic voice to glide across the tender keys, R&B tempo, and gradual build.
“Collectively, ‘Diamond Eyes’ is one of our favourite songs of all time,” commented the band. “It really feels like a song that is within the same realm of what we try to do as a band too, which made it in turn feel like a perfect song for us to put our own spin on. The weight of the riffs in the original are so crushing, but what we feel really makes this song so special is the chorus, so having the focus of our version be the harmony and melody felt like the most ‘us’ thing to do.”
You can hear Exploring Birdsong”s version of ‘Diamond Eyes’, along with Deftones‘ original version below.