Last we heard a “My Body Is a Cage” cover, Peter Gabriel was bringing his sweeping orchestral bombast to the Arcade Fire gem here. Now we have another version to compare it to. This one finds New York singer-songwriter Anna Rose bringing just as much passion with much less pomp. Her sparse cover showcases her effortlessly soulful singing and we’re proud to premiere it below.
“Choosing this song to cover came about quite organically,” Rose says about the cover. “It’s actually the only song that was arranged in the studio, rather than in the rehearsals prior to recording. I really love Arcade Fire and this is a song I had been tinkering around with for a while. Kevin Salem, the producer for this session, had heard me messing around and suggested we get a recording of it. There are some truly inspiring artists out there and it’s an honor to do my own version of My Body Is A Cage.”
Download “My Body Is a Cage” below. According to her Facebook, she’s also working on covers of “Dirty Diana” and “Jolene,” so keep an eye out for those as well.