UNDER COVER: Hope & Social (featuring She Makes War) – “Dress You Up”
She Makes War’s Little Battles being one of my favorites of the year thus far, I was pleased to hear this great cover come across my desk this afternoon. Laura Kidd teamed up with the band Hope & Social as part of a fan-sourced project to arrange, produce and record a collaborative cover track, chosen by fans, in just one day. The cover speaks for itself, and is in this critic’s opinion, more than lives up to the challenge a Madonna cover puts forth. It’s a full-on reinvention of the original, slow and steady in its ear-bendingly haunting arrangement until just the moment the band stretches its demented imagining to the point of no return. Then we crash to earth as bass and full-bore percussion bring the hammer down. Once you listen, there’s no going back, but then again: why would you want to? (Hooked? Check out more “Crypt Covers” here!)
This entry was posted on May 2, 2012 by kroessman. It was filed under Featured Songs, Music, Under Cover and was tagged with Crypt Covers, Dress You Up, Hope & Social, Laura Kidd, Little Battles, Madonna, She Makes War, under cover.