Father John Misty is back with more music. The oddball songwriter is featured on the Mondo Boys’ score to Eddie O’Keefe’s Shangri-La Suite, which the group has just released as a 30-minute mixtape. On it is Father John Misty’s cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Who Loves the Sun” from the band’s 1970 album Loaded.
French pop sensation Christine And The Queens has recently covered Prince and “Panda,” and now she takes on Beyoncé‘s Lemonade highlight “Sorry” for the BBC Radio Live Lounge. Christine stamps ‘Sorry’ with wonderful quirkiness and the occasional French verse. Beyonce’s modern R&B pop gets a synthy, vintage makeover. Four minutes of perfect girl power.
On Sturgill Simpson’s sophomore record Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, he dutifully reimagined When in Rome’s 1988 hit “The Promise,” softening its synth-sharp edges with a balladeers perspective on bumbling romantic miscues. It was a bright spot in an album full of them, so it should come as no shock that Simpson’s recast of a seminal teen-angst anthem in Nirvana’s “In Bloom” achieve such rigorous and satisfying transformation.
After covering the Queen classic in concert for quite some time, Brendon Urie and his boys finally got the chance to record their version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” as part of the Suicide Squad soundtrack. The song might not have quite the same affect as if you were to hear it in person, but the recorded rendition still brings on the chills.
This is a remake of a 1948 song by Betty Hutton that was written by Hans Lang and Bert Reisfeld. The original is titled “Blow A Fuse.”This became Björk‘s biggest hit in the UK. It led to the Icelander’s subsequent single releases “Hyperballad” and “Possibly Maybe” also reaching the UK Top 20. Björk later virtually disowned the song by not including it on her 2002 greatest hits album. It is thought that Björk was disappointed that her most popular song is an unusual cover done in a style totally different to anything else she has recorded.
A recent episode of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders saw the premiere of a rare new track by PJ Harvey — a somber cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seed’s “Red Right Hand.” The alt-rock heroine’s moving cover was the latest addition to the program’s pretty impressive soundtrack, as songs by Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Cash, and even Cave himself have been featured on the historical drama since its premiere in 2012.
A cover by Placebo of the 1985 single “Life’s What You Make It” by Talk Talk. It’s the title track of Placebo’s 2016 EP. The cover version features the harmonising parts “everyone’s all right” and “everything’s all right” more prominently, but stays true to the lyrics of the original. They will be playing at Razzmatazz April the 27th