Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Girls, Girls, Girls: "Fool to Cry" by Tegan and Sara

In light of the hilarious HBO series Girls sweeping their categories at Sunday's Golden Globes (unexpectedly, might I add), I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with one of the fabulous cover songs from the television show's soundtrack. On this Rolling Stones cover, quirky Quin sisters Tegan and Sara revert back to a more classic yesteryear rock sound following months of feeding their electro-pop addiction in preparation for their new synth-laden January album.

On "Fool to Cry," the taste of bluesy rock makes it hard to accept the Montreal twins' new danceable route, when they pull this style off so seamlessly ("It makes me wonder why" they've changed, in fact. See what I did there). The songbird sisters harmonically double team the melancholy rock ballad as the perfect thematic addition to the soundtrack, injecting just the same amount of sadness, sway and achy vocals that the boys did on the 1976 original. Only on this cover, it sounds as if the perfectly vulnerable daughters are singing instead of Daddy.
What do you think of this cover? (Congratulatons, Girls!)

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