Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Dø Covers Janelle Monaé's "Tightrope"

Olivia Merilahti of The Dø performs at The Bootleg Theater in 2010.
photo by picksysticks

The UK's The Gaurdian just premiered a new song from French outfit The Dø. Actually, it's not a new song but a new cover of Janelle Monae's "Tightrope."

The Gaurdian excerpt:
Artists often cover songs either as a way of adding a layer of "authenticity" (see Travis's acoustic take on Britney's Baby One More Time, or as part of a TV talent show and they have no choice. On both occasions a good cover – to quote Simon Cowell – involves "making the song your own" and while that's always nice when it happens (Johnny Cash's reworking of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt is taken as the definitive version now), it's also fun just to hear someone giving a song a go for the hell of it. That's where French/Finnish duo the Dø's take on Janelle Monaé's Tightrope – premiered here – comes into its own. (read the rest of the review at The Gaurdian)