Youn Sun Nah- Enter Sandman

My latest post-jazz post features a French based, Korean singer whose new album is doing well in the French jazz charts (though it received a lukewarm reception in the Guardian).

It’s de rigueur for post-jazz artists to cover grunge or metal hits, and I think Youn Sun Nah delivers one of the best recent efforts, stripping this song back to its skeleton to focus on the quite decently creepy lyrics, and indulging in some tasteful Purim-esque screaming midway through.

14 thoughts on “Youn Sun Nah- Enter Sandman

  1. First mobile post! Blimpy, you’re a big sook! I’ll post a nice fluffy song from ysn this evening and check out shoey’s number one.

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  2. That actually was a little scarey! What a wild voice. I like the contrast of her passionate voice with the simple yet ominous guitar. I have to admit I’m not familiar with the original, though…

  3. Nearly missed this. My son entered the world to the Metallica version (thanks, Mr Munday), so I’m very familiar with the original. And I really like this version. Excellent.

  4. I always think of the song during early evening children’s TV here, because the intro to the evening program is a long running series of classic 60’s and 70’s GDR puppet clips featuring “The Sandmann” visiting various children around the world and luring them out to watch a TV clip, before strewing sparkly sand in their eyes to make them go to sleep. It’s nicely done and has one of the best-loved themes on German TV but there’s always a slightly menacing undertone, as with many of the best loved pieces of German culture, especially if you’re familiar with E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale of madness and the unconscious in which the eye-stealing ogre was first mentioned.

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