Fever Ray cover Peter Gabriel. Be afraid.
I’ve been listening again this week to Fever Ray’s freaky/brilliant brand of dark electronica from the 2009 self-titled album. It scares the bejeesus out of me and beguiles in equal measuare. I’m pleased, then, to see some fresh music emerge from the Swede (aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of the Knife).
NME have just premiered a new track by Fever Ray, a suitably creepy cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street”. It’s going to be released as a 7″ but you can download it from the NME for the next 24 hours or so (hit the link and scroll to the bottom of their page). You can also listen to it below.
“It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle,” says Karin of the song. Her sparkle might be a touch different from the average Joe Sixpack’s sparkle, but, indeed, sparkle it does…
Just to be helpful, NME posted a video of Gabriel’s original, for compare and contrast purposes. So here’s that too…Tagged in: electronica, experimental, fever ray, music, peter gabriel
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