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Covercentric: Bat For Lashes vs. Depeche Mode

Following the footsteps of fellow Brits Friendly Fires, Miss Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, has been enlisted by Gucci to cover Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove” for their next fragrance commercial. Not surprisingly, her idea of a strangelove sounds more like a pagan séance in the woods, complete with harpsichords. Her 2009 single “Daniel” was actually the song of 2009 for me. It’s about time for a new album, I’d say.

MP3: Bat For Lashes – Strangelove (Depeche Mode Cover)

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Covercentric: Friendly Fires Reinterprets Depeche Mode for Gucci Guilty Fragrance

Okay I tell myself not to focus solely on covers but this one is too good to ignore. Apparently, British band Friendly Fires had covered Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove” to soundtrack the new Gucci Guilty perfume commercial, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans. The ultra-stylish, sexy advert is directed by Frank Miller. So much name-dropping! Previously, Gucci commissioned Roisin Murphy to cover Bryan Ferry’s “Slave To Love”, and let Chris Cunningham remix Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”. They certainly have an impeccable taste in music.