Radiohead's Thom Yorke is famous for having one of the best singing voices in rock 'n' roll, and now a former Broadway actress has paid homage to one of his band's greatest hits.
Manolakos, who Gawker reports "made her mark as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!" is no stranger to giving pop music the Broadway touch. But while her high notes are nothing short of stratospheric, the subtler moments of Manolakos' performance really shine.
Viewed in the context of the Radiohead discography, which has famously morphed from radio-friendly alt-rock, to mixed-breed electronica, to much-celebrated et cetera, "Creep" is one of the English band's most accessible, recognizable songs. If singers like Manolakos can imbue that tried-and-true rock "standard" with new flavor, what's to say the public wouldn't palate an entire Broadway muscial's worth of Radiohead covers?
The Huffington Post reached out to Manolakos for comment, but did not receive a reply as of press time.
Manolakos wrote back to HuffPost on Monday. The independent singer said that her boyfriend originally suggested that she cover "Creep" over brunch.
"I was familiar, but on the walk home, I listened carefully to the song on my iPod. By the time I got back to my apartment, I knew it could work," she wrote in an e-mail.
And as for a Radiohead musical: "Radiohead could definitely work on Broadway," Manolakos wrote. "Their cannon is filled with narrative-driven songs that speak of the human condition, which is precisely what theater explores... theater artists are only limited by their imaginations."
WATCH: Some More Great Radiohead Covers
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more