Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2016

Old Vine In New Bottles

Bildergebnis für daughter band

I have to admit that I have a strong leaning to female voices. Not knowing why but it is. One of those superb singers is Elena Tonra from Daughter, an indie-folk band from London. I featured them several times during the last years. Daughter's version of Daft Punk's Get Lucky was recorded by a live session on the BBC Radio One show in 2013. I found this statement that names the facts of this song better than I can do:

Of the many treatments given Daft Punk’s ubiquitous 2013 single, this cover by U.K. alt poppers Daughter, may be the sexiest. Elena Tonra’s reverb-bathed vocals swim in a delicate swirl of cinematic synths, processed guitars and bare percussion. It’s a completely different atmosphere, but just as hypnotic. Here it feels more as though we’re underwater—a spare bass thump here, shoegaze flourishes there, and Tonra’s floating voice everywhere. By the time all that ambient sensuality builds to its crescendo, the carefree hook-up anthem has taken on a gorgeous, urgent melancholy. The mark of success here is that, despite the absence of Nile Rodgers’ inimitably rhythmic hook, the cover works on its own terms. Gone is the summer heat from this dance jam—instead, we get moody, autumnal, downright cool make-out music. —Amanda Schurr

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