While it may seem obvious that changing the key of a song will change the style of the track you still wouldn’t have imagined the result to be as drastic as we see on Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’.
The track was a sensation in 2019 and will rumble on as the first moment Eilish stepped out on to the worldwide stage. It went to number one in twenty countries across the globe
But that hasn’t stopped people screwing around with it. Recently the internet was treated to a cover of Eilish’s song, sung by an Alex Turner impersonator. While it did take our minds back to Live Lounge moments of old, on the whole songs are best left alone.
Now, YouTube user TheDreRock has changed the key on the famous track and shut us all up. He’s proved that the simple change can transform from the song from being murky and moody to a shiny pop banger.
TheDreRock said in the clip of the track “I wish this didn’t take as long as it did” as he covers the track using violin, bass, drums and keys.
We normally aren’t one for changing songs too drastically. But it’s truly hard to ignore the infectious nature of the major key transformation.