Oct 272011

Mellow, dreamy British rockers Still Corners have started to make waves recently over here in the States, releasing their first album on Sub Pop two weeks ago and then appearing at the DeLuna festival in Florida along with the likes of Weezer, The Shins, Big Boi and the New Pornographers. During their festival experience they retreated to a hotel room to record a two-song live session for Paste, including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”

Their interpretation of the ’80s ballad stays as simple as they can keep it, layering Tessa Murray’s smooth, ethereal vocals over basic fingerpicking and subtle, droning sustained notes from a second guitarist. Considering the intimate setting it seems strange that Murray sings into a microphone, but it indicates that she’s probably using some reverb or echo effects on her voice. Altogether it creates a serene, introspective atmosphere that matches the lamentations of the lyrics perfectly.

Watch the video over at Paste.

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  One Response to “Still Corners Stay Cool with Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire””

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  1. I don’t know about this one. They did a good job covering this song but, I just don’t think ‘I’m on Fire’ was one of those songs that can really be covered (if that makes sense). Still Corners definitely made it their own dreamy almost lullabyish song that sounded fine, but didn’t capture that eerie feel that, grabs you and pulls you into the song, like the original does. In my honest opinion that’s what makes the song for me.

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