What happens when one of the most existentially-tinted songs in pop history gets its minor chords swapped to major ones? We now know, thanks to Vimeo user Major Scaled, who digitally tweaked “Losing My Religion” to a much happier tune.
In fact, it’s a little disturbing. It feels like what would be the result of subjecting Michael Stipe to a 72-hour marathon of the Teletubbies while rigging him up to a laughing-gas machine. Something is eerily off, though it’s definitely an interesting experiment. Check it out fo’ yo’selves: