This week, the highly anticipated Glee “The Break Up” episode airs. All of the core Glee couples, including Rachel/Finn, Kurt/Blaine, Brittany/Santana and Emma/Will examine their relationships. Some couples don’t survive the process.
The songs from “The Break Up” are out, and you guys are in for a real treat. There’s a lot of acoustic goodness, here. Those who have seen Darren Criss live, or his performances on You Tube will recognize the acoustic version of what’s become the Klaine anthem. It’s cool that Darren got to sing his own arrangement of the song on the show! It’s also really heartbreaking, because previews reveal Blaine sings the emotional version to Kurt (Chris Colfer) while on the verge of (maybe…probably) breaking up with him.
Naya Rivera sings a gorgeous, acoustic version of Taylor Swift’s “Mine”. I may have actually heard this song for real for the first time. The Lea Michele/Dean Geyer piano duet of “Give Your Heart a Break” is also lovely. These tunes are definitely bound for my iPod.
“Don’t Speak” has never been a favorite song of mine, but it does the job, evoking a sense of heartbreak as the Rachel/Finn, Blaine/Kurt relationships seem to crumble. Darren Criss and Cory Monteith indulge in a little bro bonding as they lament their relationship troubles in “Barely Breathing.” And, “The Scientist” brings all the couples together for one last cry.
Listen below. What do you think?
Teenage Dream (Acoustic) by Katy Perry – Blaine
LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES
Mine by Taylor Swift – Santana
Give Your Heart a Break by Demi Lovato – Rachel and Brody
Don’t Speak by No Doubt – Rachel, Finn, Blaine, Kurt
Barely Breathing by Duncan Sheik – Blaine, Finn
The Scientist by Coldplay – Finn, Blaine, Santana, Kurt, Brittany, Will, Emma & Rachel