After a long hibernation, one of our favorite cover series returns today! It’s A.V. Undercover. Longtime readers might remember that this weekly series compiles a list of 25 songs, then invites artists in to check them off one by one. This season’s list looks incredible. We can’t wait to see who covers the White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Girl,” Kanye West’s “Runaway,” and Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping.”
First up, though, is indie folk favorites Iron and Wine. For their tune, they chose George Michael’s 1988 cheesefest “One More Try.” “You can say it’s a goofy ‘80s tune and so that makes it ironic,” Sam Beam told the A.V. Club, “but there are a lot of songs from the ‘80s that are great tunes that are masked by production. And George Michael had an incredible beard.”
Watch the equally-incredibly-bearded Iron and Wine cover it below. The Swell Season’s Marketa Irglova joins on backup.
Iron and Wine – One More Try (George Michael cover)
Check out more – and see the full list of upcoming songs – at the A.V. Club.