Sometimes doing something new with a song can mean doing nothing new with the song at all – or, at least, nothing new with the song being covered. That’s precisely the case with Katie Herzig’s take on “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The Eurythmics cover in question is fantastically faithful; where it becomes especially awesome, though, is when Katie and the band break – ever so briefly – into The White Stripes‘ “Seven Nation Army.”
It’s short enough that the take can barely be called a cover, so much as an interlude, and yet it’s amazing and dark and evocative. It brings the feel of Jack and Meg’s trademark rock to “Sweet Dreams,” while peppering “Seven Nation Army” with the Eurythmics’ synthpop flavor, and juxtaposes the seven nations with the seven seas. All at once it’s a simple cover and yet an incredibly creative one. Enjoy.
Katie Herzig – Sweet Dreams / Seven Nation Army (Eurhythmics and White Stripes cover)