Mysterious London electronic wizards Strangers have uploaded some great melodic electro-pop originals and covers to YouTube, including a recent take on Lana Del Reys’ “Video Games”. Explained as a cover that occurred to them “on a whim in a writing session,” their most recent video offers their take on the 1984 hit “Shout” by fellow Brits Tears For Fears, a song that fits their own style quite naturally, and not just because of their London accents.
Considering their clear, dramatic vocals and Wax Trax!-revivalist sound, their interpretation ends up sounding quite a bit like the original, but with more of a dance feel. The heavy, metallic percussion, synth jabs and background drone update the song to better fit within today’s electronic conventions, while preserving the apparent disillusionment of the original composition. Watch the conceptual music video and download the MP3 below.
Strangers – Shout (Tears for Fears cover)
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