This week’s song is a beautiful instrumental mash-up of two popular songs: “Love Story” by Taylor Swift and “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. The simple, piano-and-strings arrangement works wonderfully, and the two songs blend together so naturally that you wonder why you didn’t notice the similarities sooner. Jon Schmidt is a talented arranger who has tackled a lot of songs, so be sure to check out more of his songs if you like this one. There are two versions of the song on Grooveshark, one of which is just the track while the other includes a short commentary at the end by Jon Schmidt about why he arranged the song the way he did. I’ll link you to both just in case you want to hear the story, and since it’s instrumental there are no lyrics to post, so I’ll see you all tomorrow with a new Pathos post featuring Holy Worlds creator Jay Lauser. Don’t forget to leave me a comment telling me your favorite song so I can feature it in a future song of the week. Enjoy the music!
Just the song: “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida”
Commentary: “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida (Extended)”