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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Watch Katie Day's Hauntingly Pretty Cover of Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness"

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:17 PM

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Looping's a crazy thing, innit? "Pursuit of Happiness," Kid Cudi's self-aware 2009 party anthem — or chronicle of a person's thinking as they veer into a drunk and drugged out downward spiral, depending on how you spin it — is a pretty lonely song to begin with. But watching S.F. musician Katie Day play all the parts solo, supporting her melancholy sing-song with thick layers of drums, synth, piano, and eventually strings (each via keyboard) really brings out the song's sense of alienation. It's damn pretty, too. 

Day, who released her debut EP, Burn It to the Ground, this past summer, recorded this video live last night at Hyde Street Studios, and says she'll be playing some S.F. shows come February. Check her website for details.  
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