Haim‘s debut album, Days Are Gone, hit it’s one year anniversary mark a few days ago, and the sister act are still (rightfully) basking in its success. Their latest single “My Song 5“, which made our Top 50 Songs list last year, has proven to be a sleeper hit for the band: drawing a fair share of attention to itself, including a guest feature from A$AP Ferg. However, almost nothing is more representative of a song’s popularity than when other artists start to emulate it.
Today, Haim tweeted out a band-approved version of “My Song 5”, from none other than the immensely talented Aussie group Movement. Like almost all of what the trio does, the cover is handled with sonic precision and tender finesse. It didn’t seem possible, but Movement take hold of the track and transform it into something even darker than its reference point. The pacing is downshifted as lead singer Jesse James Ward’s vocals are cast in reverb, ethereal in form while gloomy synths and hard bass replace the organic percussion and sinister guitar line of the original.
The new iteration definitely separates itself enough, since the only thing distinctly recognizable is the faint rattling of a familiar tambourine. Movement is currently on tour with Banks, and you can check out they’re upcoming shows here. For a free download of the cover, click the arrow on the widget. Enjoy. (via Stereogum)