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Losing My Religion (shifted to a Major Key)

A friend emailed me a link to this video (by way of BoingBoing)

Someone put “Losing My Religion” by REM through some processing, and turned the song from a minor to a major key.  While you can hear the occasional pitch-shiftiness on the vocals, and one or two chord changes don’t seem to settle in quite perfectly, the impact is nonetheless absolutely fascinating.  What had been a linchpin of 90’s alternative melancholia and loner rock becomes this almost defiant pop perk of a track.

Weird, I’m not sure of how to process this.

I want a breathy, twee indie band to cover this and make the Zooey Deschanel movie makeover complete. 

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    This is epic. It changes the song into a happy sing-along pop song, although the mandolin bring switched into the major...
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    This is so confusing to listen to
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    Wherein Losing my religion sounds like a positive song.
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    it’s weird bc I’ve always always found major key music more melancholy. Probably because of my synesthesia? Major key...
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    I’m conflicted between laughter that someone did this and wanting to buy it because it sounds good.
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