The producers of HBO’s Vinyl have pulled the masterful troll move of recruiting R&B loverman Trey Songz to cover “Life On Mars?,” David Bowie’s 1971 Hunky Dory all-timer. And while the mere existence of this cover will probably send some people into sputtering rages, it’s honestly not a bad version of the song at all. On his version, Trey Songz sings over a bare piano and nothing else, and he absolutely sings the shit out of the chorus. I don’t know how much time he’s spent thinking about what the song means, but as a pure vocal display, it’s deeply impressive.
Charli XCX has covered Iggy and The Stooges for HBO’s Vinyl.
Offering up her take on ‘No Fun’, the track comes alongside a whole plethora of alternate versions of 70s classics by modern artists,
Will Toledo, the genius that bestows a wealth of albums upon us as Car Seat Headrest, has turned his hand to a particularly sombre and fitting cover of David Bowie’s swan song, ‘Blackstar’.
Sigrid has performed a session with BBC Music for Glastonbury’s Tepee Sessions. During her time at the piano, the Norwegian singer played both her hit ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ and a cover of George Ezra’s 2013 single ‘Budapest’.
The members of Beach Slang have been through some turmoil lately, but that won’t stop them from playing the songs they love for you. Back in 2015, around the same time they released their great debut The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, the Philly punks also shared the all-covers EP Here I Made This For You. They have released a second all-covers EP called Here I Made This For You Mixtape Volume II. The new EP features covers of songs from the Modern Lovers, the Candyskins, and Tommy Keane. And perhaps most intriguingly, it’s also got their version of the great Jesus And Mary Chain/Hope Sandoval duet “Sometimes Always.” And it opens with the song, short, sharp, faithful cover of The Adverts’ 1978 UK punk classic “Bored Teenagers”
St Vincent has been keeping a relatively low profile as of late, but has dropped off a stunning cover version of ‘Something On Your Mind,’
Reminding us just why she’s one of the most dynamic artists of recent years, the cover version of the Karen Dalton classic is a part of the movie soundtrack for Disney flick Pete’s Dragon.
Duffy has released a new single. It’s an amazing redention to timeless classic “I Put A Spell On You”. A track that confirms that Duffy should have been years ago the voice of the James Bond’s official soundtrack. Will this cover of “I Put A Spell On You” the start of a new album?