There is a certain innate beauty to acoustic renditions of songs. They often allow for the song to take up a completely different personality to the original version, and it gives the respective band the chance to explore an entirely different emotional and sonic spectrum.
That is precisely what San Francisco natives Great Highway did with “The Venom In Me”. The song, in its original format, is a dreamy power pop ballad overlain by soaring violins and punctuated by Latin influences. The acoustic version allows for those Latin influences to step into the spotlight, and the song automatically adopts a sultry atmosphere that is tinged by a sense of melancholic regret. What more do you expect from a love song that draws influences from a style of music created by love-struck Spaniards?
The video, shot in their studio in San Francisco, can be viewed below: