This is my first exposure to Amigo The Devil, but holy hell can this dude bring it. Captivating, powerful, passionate, and at the same time, he completely made it his own in style and arrangement.
Written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, “Before He Cheats” is unquestionably the biggest hit of Carrie’s illustrious career, covered a zillion times over by everybody and their mother, and yet, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a cover as good as this one.
And while “Before He Cheats” is an empowering revenge song, Amigo The Devil’s, whose real name is Danny Kiranos, takes on a much more ominous tone, dare I say… murder ballad-esque. And I love it.
The cover is part of his ongoing Covers, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides project.