Covercentric: Tricky Does Britney
Not like that, pervs! The once trip-hop maestro has reinterpreted Britney’s “Piece Of Me” as a b-side to his new single “Murder Weapon” (which is also a cover itself). It’s a peculiar, but not totally unexpected move, as he had covered Kylie’s “Slow” before. It appears Tricky has a thing for petite pop stars with minimalist electropop tunes. Featuring the vocals of Franky Riley, Tricky’s version is a reggae-lite rework that clocks just over 2 minutes. It’s not likely to replace Britney’s original, but it’s certainly an interesting take. Get the cover below.
Tricky’s new album “Mixed Race” drops on September 27. You can view the video for the a-side here.