A few weeks ago I was celebrating a renewed appreciation for some now classic Scorpions thanks to their 50th Anniversary vinyl reissues which hit the shops both online and cyber during the first week of December. I discussed them on THIS LINK in case you want to check that out. The celebrating found me chiming in on one of the numerous Facebook Groups that discuss Metal which had asked what its group members favorite Metal ballad was and I commented in that my absolute favorite had to be “Still Loving You” by Scorpions. Some time afterward I noticed a reply was made to my own comment from Margarita Monet, the lead singer for the band Edge Of Paradise. It seemed that this song was also a favorite of hers. I had to smile with the whole “great minds think alike” stuff and felt that it was pretty awesome to share such a thing with a musician whose work I admired. Then the link below arrived in my messages. It seemed that Margarita had worked out a piano cover of this amazing ballad. Check it out below and then I’ll continue.
I replied saying that I would post this for the masses and then I asked Ms. Monet to offer up some thoughts on her rendition and she had this to say…
Thank you Ken for posting this on your site! And I really glad you liked it, I’ve been wanting to cover this for a while, you gave me that push to do it, cause i was kind of scared to cover this, it’s such a classic! “Still Loving You” is one of my most beloved songs, the melodies and the words really get right to your soul! Approaching such a classic, I really wanted to do it justice. Of course I’m no Klaus Meine, but I hope you guys enjoy my take on this!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: After watching this clip I think its safe to say that this song has been given an even higher place in my list of favorites now that I can add “inspiring talented people to cover it” to the mix. As a big fan of Miss Monet’s piano skills and her voice she has proven that it can be presented as a moving song as a solo piece on the piano. I felt that there is such heart and passion presented here and it truly showcases what a talented musician miss Monet is. I hope you readers enjoyed it as much as I did and that you will look more into her band Edge Of Paradise when the time allows. They have a few albums and are actively performing as you read this. There are so many amazing bands out there to support and talk about and I was glad to help her creative process for this one in some sense. So uhm Margarita……text me maybe 😉
Official Website: http://www.edgeofparadiseband.com