When a cover is better than the original: Skriptonit's band has sung... Shura

We're used to the dance rhythm of the track, but what if it were played in a symphonic arrangement?

Skriptonit's cover of "Don't Believe Your Tears" by Shura

"You can't believe the tears, everything will come back after the long nights," almost everyone will enthusiastically pick up on this verse. The song has become a big hit of the '90s, and one of the business cards Shury - The extremely eccentric, but in spite of everything, adored by many popular artists of that era. We are used to the danceable rhythm of the track, but what if it was performed in symphonic arrangement?

Band of a Kazakhstani rapper Scriptonite shows: sometimes a cover can radically change even the loudest hit! Thousands of people have already been delighted by their bold and beautiful interpretation...

Who is Scriptonite?


You've probably heard of Skryptonite, even if you're not a fan of rap. His name is widely known in the CIS countriesand even abroad know about this guy. At least that is what we can tell from the reactions of foreigners.

Fame came to To Adilu Zhalelov in 2013 with the release of the music video for the track "VBVVCTND". To date, the video has racked up nearly 10 million views.

Today Skriptonit is called one of the best in his genre. He is one of the most successful and popular Russian-speaking rappers, and almost every new track of his literally bursts into the charts!

What makes it different from Gruppa Skryptonite?

Skryptonite (Scryptonite)
Skryptonite (Scryptonite)

Gruppa Skryptonite - Adil's own music project, founded in 2018. At the same time the track was released "Stupid and unnecessary.".

You should not confuse the work of the rapper himself with the work of Gruppa Skryptonite. It's completely different things. If Skriptonit releases its own tracks and makes collabs with other rappers, the group of the same name is an association of talented musicians, headed, in fact, by Zhalelov. The essence of the project is to expand genre boundaries - Thus Adil boldly experiments in different directions. One of such experiments was an interesting cover of Shura's hit song in an unusual symphonic arrangement.

Cover of Shura - "Don't Believe Your Tears"

Shura as a young man
Shura as a young man

Cover on "You Don't Believe the Tears." was published on the YouTube channel "Therr Maitz" in 2021. Since then, it has garnered millions of views, tens of thousands of likes, and a sea of rave reviews. Watch and listen:

People liked this interpretation very much. Many note the soulfulness and lightness of the Gruppa Skryptonite version (together with Ther Maitz, a Russian indie band).

"Stunning harmonies. The guys managed to give the song new shades," users wrote in the comments.

As for the original - in the '90s the song "You Don't Believe the Tears." was a big hit. It was also actively listened to in the 2000s. In general, as we can judge, Shura's dance track has not lost its relevance to this day.

By the way: which version is closer to you - the original or the cover? Share your opinions in the comments, it will be interesting to read!

Where do the musicians go?

Finally, a little bit about Gruppa Skryptonite. As we noted above, it was founded in 2018, and its membership includes a variety of musicians - rappers, bluesmen, even chanson singers! A kind of genre cocktail, which has already proven itself.

"You Don't Believe the Tears" is far away. not the only cover Gruppa Skryptonite. Here, for example, the guys perform the famous "Natural Blues" American electronic musician Moby:

And here's another great number! If you're a Blondie fan, you'll probably appreciate this Maria:

Gruppa Skryptonite project successfully exists and develops. From time to time the guys give concerts, travel around the cities. They obviously have big plans, but they are in no hurry to share them all. Much depends, above all, on the schedule of Skryptonite himself, and he has a tight artist. We wish them luck and More good covers to old favorite hits!

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