Ville Valo is at his best stripped down and bare (figuratively and musically speaking before you get any ideas). There is an amazing acoustic live cover version of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” available on YouTube. The audio quality is not perfect, but the version, I swear, is better than the original. It’s just him and his guitar and unrequited love filling the room. Also listen to the acoustic version (below) of the second single “Scared To Death” from the “Screamworks: Love in Theory And Practice” album. In this intimate and beautiful version of the song is such sincerety and captivating stillness. No frills. It’s just him and his guitar and the honest truth.