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R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" Gets a Major-Key Makeover

January 22, 2013  |  4:45pm
R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" Gets a Major-Key Makeover

Oh, the things technology can do nowadays.

R.E.M.’s breakthrough megahit “Losing My Religion” stands as one of the group’s defining songs, a minor-key heavy contemplation of various existential subjects like…well, who knows?

Well, the website Boing Boing has now posted a video by a Vimeo user named Major Scaled that sheds an entirely new light on the song. And no, for once, it’s not a mash-up or quirky cover.

Through the magic of digital tweaking, the track’s minor key structure has now been transformed into a major key structure. Called “Recovering My Religion” the experiment is an odd listen, to say the least. Major Scaled offers the same treatment to songs by The Doors and Metallica.

So, an intriguing experiment or a bastardization of a classic song? Decide for yourself below.

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo.

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