Friday, September 6, 2013

TGIF: Twin Shadow Covers The Boss

Ah, nothing like starting the weekend with a little Bruce cover. Especially when it's a cover of one of my very favourite Boss songs, "I'm on Fire," which I've coincidentally been treated to by a few different bands in recent weeks (Mumford & Sons took a whack at the hit during the finale of their Gentlemen of the Road set - I melted).

New Yorker George Lewis Jr., otherwise known as Twin Shadow, recently announced he'll be releasing cover songs monthly as part of a series called "UNDER THE CVRS". His spin on "I'm On Fire" is every bit as melodic as any take on the 80s classic should be, yet sounds wholeheartedly Twin Shadow under its shiny coat of new wave. Lewis' soulful voice hides behind the pulse of the synth and tapping beat for the short 2-minute cover, but is still audibly beautiful from start to finish.

Happy Friday!

PS Listen to his pretty "Not in Love" cover here.

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