If you know me, and you don't, you know that this song brings me to tears at nearly every verse. This '14 Grammys version, somehow, is better than her studio track, and I could listen to it 100 times and never NOT burst into tears when she belts out, "So casually cruel in the name of being honest." Until now. Now, it's like I'm lost in translation, or paralyzed by it. I might be okay, but I'm not fine at all.
I'm bawling. It's like I'm in the theater, and she's on the stage with giant eagle wings, singing lead vocals, and I'm in the front row, and I'm HAMMERED drunk! Sorry, Talladega Nights reference. But no, seriously I am in tears. This is much more like it. I will remember this all, all too well.
Final verdict? As you can guess, yeah, the Beta was far superior of a listening device if you're going to rock your hood and wanna keep bumping along. But still, I just can't shake the notion of why you'd want to do this in the first place? The hoodie is awesome; warm but not stuffy and flexible both to lounge in and to run around the city. Why complicate things?
Ryan Hatch is the deputy editor for Supercompressor. He once took a day off work in 2008 to listen to this on repeat.