It’s no secret that British producer Mark Ronson loves a cover. He dedicated his second album, Version, entirely to remakes of other artists’ work. His latest, Record Collection, is cover-free, but he visited Sydney’s Triple J last week with his Business Intl. bandmates and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt to perform Tame Impala’s “Solitude Is Bliss.”
Tame Impala’s original is a slice of MGMT-style psychedelica; Ronson’s cover preserves the structure of the track but takes a dreamier approach. Frequent Business Intl. collaborator Rose Elinor Dougall provides echoing vocals, dropping her voice to a sultrier key than she strikes in her sweet contributions to Record Collection. Ronson and Wyatt accompany on acoustic guitar, but Ronson’s touch is heard most in how sharp the production is for a live performance. Watch the session at Triple J or download the track below.