You never quite know what to expect from Cure covers. A lot of artists tend to stick with that general Cure feel; others play on the band’s odd, juxtaposed darkness. The darkness of The Cure is a bit of a funny element in itself – is it an alt-goth-punk band overlaid with some poppy vibes? Or is it a pop band with Robert Smith‘s Edward Scissorhands aesthetic splashed across the face of it?
There may never be a final verdict on that, but there’s one thing we can be sure of: Toronto’s Lou Canon has certainly embraced the band’s pop side with her cover of “Close to Me.” Full of handclaps and horns, upbeat bass and cheery pianos, along with Canon’s breathy vocals, she has somehow managed to pop up what was already the Cure’s poppiest tune. The cover will be on Canon’s self-titled debut, which is being released on May 10th.
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