Twenty-two years after its release, Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” continues to generate a steady stream of cover versions. For a song that wasn’t that big a hit to begin with, “Wicked Game” never lets up. In April, we heard Futurebirds croon through their uplifting alt-country cover, but Lindbergh Palace takes the tune to a much darker place. It’s more wicked, less game.
In the Brooklyn group’s version, drum machine loop that could come from a witchhouse song thuds through threatening synths and a signer who sounds like she may break at any moment. A Heart Is a Spade premiered the “Wicked Game” video yesterday and it merits repeat viewing. The visuals consist of unusually engaging studio shots that wobble about a bit, just like the music. Watch the video and download the song below.
Lindbergh Palace – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)