Nine times out of ten, when we hear a new Ronettes cover, it’s “Be My Baby.” We get so many, in fact, that we devoted our first-ever Five Good Covers post to the song. So today we’re happy to premiere a cover of a different Ronettes song. It comes from Maya Laner, singer for Berkley quartet Local Hero, who takes on “Why Don’t They Let Us Fall in Love?”
Laner places layers of sugar-sweet vocals and soft ukulele atop accordion and guitar for this delicate lament. “The vibe of my cover was inspired by The Morning Benders’ take off of their EP The Bedroom Covers,” she tells us. “I was feeling the acoustic spin they put on it, but I wanted mine to have more of an old school vibe, to be more true to the original. That meant a lot of vocal harmonies.”
Download Laner’s harmony-rich “Why Don’t They Let Us Fall in Love” cover below.
Check out more Maya Laner at Local Hero’s website.