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Best Covers: Jade Bird “Walk Like an Egyptian”

British singer-songwriter Jade Bird puts her spin on The Bangles’ 1986 hit “Walk Like an Egyptian” for a new Spotify Singles session, along with her own tune “Uh Huh.”

In its original incarnation, “Walk Like an Egyptian” was already a speedy number, with a drum beat that leaves the other instruments hustling to keep up. Bird somehow makes it even faster, modulating it up to a different key and setting the tempo somewhere near punk, while the drums pound out a Bo Diddley-style rhythm. Rather than a note-for-note replication, it’s a streamlined version, full of spiky electric guitar work and Bird’s dynamic singing.

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The muses of La Musa: Jade Bird

Jade Bird has been writing songs since she was 12 years old, and all that experience shows in her confident vocals and biting lyrics. Her British spin on Americana has already gained attention in the US, where Rolling Stone magazine named her one of this year’s “country artists you need to know”.