Umbrella by… Tegan and Sara?

You gotta love Tegan and Sara. Two days ago, on September 22nd, 2007, at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver they played a cover of Rhianna’s Umbrella. Of all the hits that were produced in the music industry this year, I believe that song is probably the best. It sounds somewhat dark, has a very catchy chorus and I even like the lyrics:

“When the sun shines
We’ll shine together
Told you I’ll be here forever
That I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath Imma stick it out ’till the end
Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we still have each other
You can stand under my Umbrella
You can stand under my Umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)”

If Jay-Z weren’t rapping at the beginning of the song, it’d be even better. And if they had never made that video where Rhianna (who was born in 1988, I can’t get over that) is dancing like a… well, like a professional dancer. Ahem. It’s quite evident that talent isn’t sure to get you anywhere fast in the music business, you also have to show some skin. Sad.

Anyway, so Tegan and Sara did a cover of Umbrella, and some nice person made a video of it and uploaded it to YouTube, and some other nice person made an MP3 from it and uploaded it to sendspace. I’m still hoping that sometime soon a version with better sound quality will surface, or that they’ll record the song in a studio in a version where Sara doesn’t temporarily forget the lyrics of the chorus.

Tegan and Sara – Umbrella (Rhianna Cover) at YouTube

Tegan and Sara – Umbrella (Rhianna Cover) as MP3 at Sendspace:

Tegan and Sara – Umbrella (Rhianna Cover) as MP3 at Mediafire:

EDIT: Well, it’s not a studio version, but it is of a lot better quality:

Tegan and Sara
Afternoon Show
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC, CA

4 Replies to “Umbrella by… Tegan and Sara?”

  1. hey thanks for uploading the link
    I obsolutely am in love with tegan & sara. They performed this song when I went to see them last week at the Burton Cummings theatre in Winnipeg. It sounded like a song that you have heard before but can’t remember if you really have. :D again thank you

  2. Thanks for your comment. Nice comments make me happy. :) I saw them in Munich in August and they didn’t play “Umbrella” there, sadly, but it was still a great show. I think their cover versions are generally great. I also love their cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”.

  3. I really like their cover of “Dancing in the Dark” and “Umbrella” as well. I hope they take it to the studio as well and get that at out there. Thanks for the links. :)

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