Watch Ruel And Jarryd James’ Heartbreaking Cover Of A Jeff Buckley Classic

Spoiler: It will break you.

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It requires a lot of gumption to take on Jeff Buckley.

First of all, there’s the matter of his reputation. The singer is one of the most beloved crooners of the modern era, a delicate soul who made music that cuts the fingernails of your heart right down to the quick. But even putting his beloved status aside, there’s the matter of his technical prowess. The man had a voice like few others on the planet, capable of climbing scales and carrying off wild tonal left-turns effortlessly.

So when Ruel and Jarryd James teamed up to take on one of the singer’s most essential tracks, ‘Lover, You Should’ve Come Over’, they were setting themselves up for a hard challenge — one they pulled off with absolute aplomb.

The cover went down on The Set, which has been knocking things out of the park recently — consider Paul Kelly and Eves Karydas’ take on Rihanna, for instance, not to mention The Chats and Genesis Owusu annihilating ‘Psycho Killer’ by Talking Heads.

Trading vocal duties, the pair made a beautiful, vulnerable song even more beautiful and vulnerable, trimming down its length without sacrificing quality.

Basically, it will annihilate you. Watch it in full here: