Your tears don't shake my world like Britney Spears.

Covercentric: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Covers Arcade Fire for Charity

Cult discopopstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor has dusted off her rock-band-fronting persona for an unpredictable Arcade Fire cover, in the good name of charity. Recorded for a compilation album in aid of Samaritans, the cover is like a throwback to her theaudience days. Her version traded the quite cacophonous original for a more straightforward alt-rock arrangement. Of course, with this being Sophie, she couldn’t help but sneakily adding some synths at the end of the track. I have to say that I find her rendition really pleasant and tastefully done. Sophie has strongly hinted that her next album will be a departure from her usual sad disco flair, and if this is an implication of the change she’s got in mind, I can’t wait to hear more! Memo: more stuff like “Hello Hello” would be great.
As it’s for a good cause, I highly recommend purchasing it if you like what you hear.


STREAM: Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Rebellion (Lies) (Arcade Fire Cover)


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5 responses

  1. Nadia

    The Arcade Fire original is so amazing. Love that song. This cover, not so much.

    October 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

  2. What is the point of this? The backing track is just too close to the original. The vocal track is weaker in every way to the original.

    October 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

  3. Luiz

    I like the cover a lot it gives the song a different vibe

    October 11, 2011 at 1:04 AM

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  5. Ben

    I’m loving so loving this cover.

    October 17, 2011 at 4:26 PM

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