Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 by Will Hagle
Covr is the internet’s premier destinations for cover songs of your favorite songs and artists, performed by the greatest artists you’ve never heard of.
Cover songs are one of the most underrated art forms in existence. Television shows like ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ have catapulted talented singers to superstardom simply for their ability to successfully cover songs by popular artists, but the internet has long lacked an online destination to hear compilations of otherwise unknown artists performing cover songs. Until now. Covr is an amazingly designed site that compiles all of the cover songs from across the web. Millions of amateur musicians upload videos of themselves performing cover songs to sites like YouTube each day, but searching through those sites can be daunting for users. Covr simplifies the process, displaying each cover video on a huge video screen, with a nicely-designed playlist on the right side of the screen indicating which songs and videos are going to play next.
Upon entering Covr, you’ll be prompted to type in your favorite artist, song or genre. After you do so, a video will immediately start playing. It’ll probably be a video of an artist you’ve never heard of covering an artist you like. After that, another video will play, and so on. The site claims that it’s aiming to familiarize you with the greatest artists you’ve never heard of, and it definitely succeeds. Sometimes searches will also result in videos of your favorite bands covering other bands, so that’s a cool way to discover new music, too. Covr also features some of its own, curated playlists. The “2013 Hits” playlist features a guy in a clown costume singing “Royals,” as well as a singer and a rapper covering Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster.” Both are extremely talented, and I never would have found either of them without Covr.