When watching a band perform their latest hit in a music video, it is often dull and uninteresting. But when the song is proprietary — that is, unique to the video — something changes. And when the unique song is accompanied by cinematography that has the occasional wobble, giving the appearance of amateur, the greatness is heightened yet again. Both these elements are highlights in the latest Anna Ternheim video, an acoustic version of “What Have I Done” featuring Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John fame. Ternheim too hails from Sweden, and the sexy accent is emphasized by the emotive piano tinkering from Yttling.
The original version of “What Have I Done” can be found on Ternheim’s Leaving On A Mayday, out August 11 on Verve Forecast, part of the Verve Music Group.