Every once and a while, an artist will love a cover so much that they will feel compelled to cover the cover themselves. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco fame did just that with Elvis Costello‘s take on Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.”
Posting the song to his Twitter account, Urie does not waiver from the Costello version much at all. Everything is the same, minus the little vocal flair typical of lead singers on the Fueled by Ramen label. While it is obvious that Urie has a lot of admiration for Costello, the cover feels more like a karaoke version of the tune than a fully-realized cover. For a web freebie recorded in unanticipated free time when a Panic! show got canceled though, it’s a fun listen.
Be sure to see what Urie’s band Panic! At The Disco is up to on their official website.