I wasn't familiar with the song Viva la Vida when I was chosen to sing the solo for my high school a cappella group.
I know, I know. She's going to blog about herself again?
Well, not entirely. About a year ago I came across the YouTube channel for a group called Aston Music. I was intrigued by the group's classical twist on popular music - the six members of the group call the Sydney Conservatorium of Music their alma mater. I listened to their cover of Lady Gaga's super-hit Telephone and immediately subscribed.
Fast forward to three days ago. I listened to their cover of Viva la Vida and decided that I had to feature it here at hippie espionage. The song lends itself for orchestration like no other. In fact, I didn't realize how good the song was until I heard these guys do it.
Coincidentally, I had finally gotten ahold of a video of my performance of the tune from October 2009. I wasn't going to feature it, I swear...
...but sometimes, I'm just sorry I'm not sorry.