Your least favorite song could be fixed simply by moving it to the style of your favorite singer, a theory Ten Second Songs tests with its inventive cover mashups that showcase 20 different styles of a single track in one video. Their latest tackles Linkin Park’s “In the End,” transforming it into a Boyz II Men ballad and a Frank Sinatra classic, among other styles.
Ten Second Songs is the brainchild of Anthony Valbiro, a New York-based songwriter who has spent years developing custom jingles and songs for businesses. When his inventive take on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” went wild on YouTube to the tune of more than 10 million views five months ago, it opened up a whole new artistic avenue for Valbiro. He began to take on more creative musical interpretations on his YouTube channel, covering modern and classic tunes that stretch his vocal abilities.
In his most recent Linkin Park version, Valbiro duets with himself to stretch “In the End” to a variety of styles, from Bob Marley to Daft Punk. The nu metal and rap rock band is already known for bending genres and bringing various styles to the mainstream, so to see the band’s music bent on itself is a treat.
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