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#TBT: Run For Cover Delivers Mystifying Cover Of Linkin Park's "Krwlng"

Some covers go way too long without proper recognition.

Such is the case with today's #TBT featuring a vocally animated and colorful rendition of Linkin Park's "Krwlng." 

All the credit goes to the University of Chicago's Run For Cover as they properly and unexpectedly translate every ounce of passion, and electronic and heavy metal stylings found in the song's original, into a captivating vocal piece that lacks absolutely nothing.

The track is featured on the group's latest project Dawn and was recently nominated in three different CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards) categories, taking home runner-up for the 2019 Best Male Collegiate Song. And while the track is one of the hardest hitting and most mesmerizing rock tracks to come out of the collegiate scene, the group's live performance in 2016 is equally stupefying.

Most notably is the group's attention to detail, which is striking and apparent from the song's intro alone.
The group balances stunning dynamics with various vocal effects and creative percussion, which all set the tone for what's to come throughout the bulk of the song.

As the song and energy builds, the listener can't help but to feel connected to the lyrics and passion of the lead vocals. And let us say, the lead singing and rapping is what really draws you in. There's no denying that it is impossible to recreate the chemistry and vocal talents of Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda, but leads George Abitante and Alex Rubin deliver performances that are praiseworthy. The duo doesn't try to go toe-to-toe with Linkin Park's frontmen, but instead make stylistic choices that fit their voices and work incredibly well with Run For Cover's sound.

That being said, there are definitely BIG moments during the performance when the two go for it all. And let's just say they nail it!

Pair all of this with the full sounding, well-balanced, inspiring singing by the backing group and we're once again living in the early 2000s. Major props to the group for nailing this ambitious but captivating performance!

To listen to the award-winning studio version, go here.