This is the most overhated song in their discography. I'd rather listen to this song 15 times in a row than listen to self-titled in full.
I'm dead serious with my rating. This song is a great cover and is so overheated.
The most common criticism I hear about this song is that it took a beautiful song and ruined the emotion with an electronic beat. When this song first came out, people acted like the original was the best song ever written, and the original, honestly, is just ok. I don't understand. Tyler sings with a hopelessness that is missing from the original song and the beat, while electronic, has a beautiful atmosphere. People act like the piano ballad that is the original was the most emotional thing ever, but it's not that great in my opinion. The emotion that the song has is not dependent on the fact that it had real instruments. Tyler Joseph's rendition is so underappreciated.
The production here is fantastic. It sounds hopeless and almost lifeless, which makes sense for a song about cancer. The atmosphere and beautiful synths shoot the climax of this song to the moon, as it brings the song a final bit of hope before ending in an unsure or unsteady way.
I understand if people who loved the original hate this song. I understand if you find some of the pitched vocals to be tacky, but in my opinion, this song has a beauty in its lifelessness and has its own personality.
I prefer this over the original.