7.1.12 - NEW MUSIC - LIGHTS
I love Canadian electro/synthpop artist Lights (even if her last album wasn’t my fave). Like, I really do. She’s so cute, and almost everything she does is really fantastic. She’s a fresh face and sound for pop, and I’m always in favor of that.
Well, Lights has teamed up with production group Darkstars to cover a classic – Talk Talk’s “Living In Another World”. The song comes off an upcoming Talk Talk cover album that features 30 amazing artists all choosing a hit or favorite some of theirs and remaking it. Not only did Lights contribute, she covered the song with Darkstars, of which former Talk Talk keyboardist Ian Curnow is a member.
Lights – “Living In Another World”
The song is perfectly lights and perfectly Talk Talk. It is melodic, melancholy, and haunting. While Lights does own it and make it her own, she still keeps intact the original feeling that Talk Talk left you with on their version:
Talk Talk – “Living In Another World”
The album looks like it might only be available in Canada, but here’s hoping! If the rest of the collection (which features members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and others) is as good as this, then I’m jealous of Canadians. Did I just say that?