In 1994 German musical group/project, “Enigma” released the track “Return to Innocence”.  It was an infectious blend of rock and world beat elements. Complete with eerie chants and deep abstract lyricism, the song garnered something of a cult following and was a commercial success that year. 

Return to Innonce - Enigma

Return to Innonce – Enigma

As with most songs that attain such popularity, there were a number of covers done in various styles. Above we have someone’s attempt at a bossa nova cover. The electronic elements are replaced with the sound of an acoustic guitar and the feel that was both haunting and calm with the original only seems to retain the latter quality in this cover.

Cover version:


Original: