“Deep Dark Robot is an artificial agent trying to be human and, at the end of the day, we’re all just trying to be human,” says Linda Perry of her new band. Joining forces with Tony Tornay, one of the founding members of American desert rock band Fatso Jetson, Perry returns to being in a band 15 years after the break up of 4 Non Blondes. Perry has stayed active in the music scene writing and producing hit songs for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani, and more, but now she is back where it all started in front of the mic.
Deep Dark Robot’s debut album 8 Songs About a Girl was released in March via Custard Records. The first single from the album is a cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong,” which maintains the conflicted spirit of the original. Unlike a host of covers which have changed the song’s vibe, Perry delivers it in the signature downbeat style of Robert Smith. Now it comes in the form of a video, via Spinner, that holds a surprising twist.
“I wanted to create this feeling of longing and sadness,” Perry said. “I get this feeling of someone leaving a relationship while still in love. In this video, I’m remembering my love, my relationship, how much I love her, but I’m leaving it and saying goodbye while she is sleeping – or is she?”
Deep Dark Robot – Lovesong (The Cure cover)
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