I do not listen to covers of songs often. I discovered this song on YouTube and repeatedly returned to it spanning more than two days, so I take that as a sign that I NEED this song. Ha ha (The MV on YouTube is good, too.)
I did not like this song while watching Moana, so for me to like it NOW proves that Jonathan is quite talented. His vocal skill is brilliant and, honestly, I like the 'rock' twist that he puts into songs that he covers (rock is soooo my genre<3 haha).
The original song is for an antagonist, so I do not believe that people should claim that this version is 'too dark' or declare else-wise similar negatives about this cover, because Jonathan's accentuating certain bits of the song (especially the cackle-- wonderful!) puts the antagonistic personality into the song much better rather than if someone simply sang along to the tune, hitting the notes, keeping in time with the beat. . . He gives feeling, character, emotion to his covers (testament given after following links on YouTube to many of his songs haha) which always appropriately fit with the setting of whichever song he does (such as this one being intense while he acts as an antagonist from Moana). And need I mention the instrumental BRILLIANCE you can hear in this (and his other songs)?? 😍 Happiness for my ears! Haha (Visit his YouTube videos! I adore seeing that he (or any musician) openly enjoys what he does. Just.. *Sigh* Everything is great. Haha)
MY POINT IS THIS: this version is stupendous and everyone needs it in their lives. Ha ha