Rachel Bloom Sings ‘Seasons of Love’ in Klingon
The bar for establishing nerd credibility was hoisted ever higher when comedian Rachel Bloom put a ‘Star Trek’ spin on a beloved Broadway showtune.
Appearing at a science fiction convention, Bloom belted a soulful rendition of ‘Seasons of Love’ (from the 1996 Tony award-winning musical ‘Rent’) translated into the fictional Klingon language.
In typical Trekkie fashion, someone in the comments section’s already pointing out that a Klingon year is longer than an Earth year (“553248 minutes, not the 525600 as the original lyrics would have you believe”), and musing over whether this was reflected in Bloom’s translation. More Klingon karaoke, please! Feel free to make it up as you go, only a handful of people will be able to tell the difference.
Here’s how the song sounds when sung in lowly human English: