NYC-via-Tampa singer Kendra Morris recorded her first two EPs in a closet on a used eight-track, a raw bedroom approach that didn’t deliver many frills. Her lush new cover of Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game” shows how far she’s come. With organ, backing singers, and a whole lot of Lynchian atmosphere, her voice soars over a soulful bed that’s a giant leap forward in production quality without sacrificing the raw emotion.
“I’ve always been a fan of Chris Isaak and Wicked Game and in the way he constructs a song and can captivate a mood right from the beginning,” she says. “Listening to the combination of Isaak’s signature croon and layers of reverbed guitars, I feel like I am a part of that other world he has managed to build in the song. Covering Wicked Game was a fun task as I am a longtime fan of the song. You can hear echoes of Dark Side Of The Moon in both the production and at times the way I use my voice. We wanted to do the song justice yet make it all our own and I feel like what was come up with did just that.”
Download Kendra’s “Wicked Game” below, then look out for her new full length Banshee in August.
MP3: Kendra Morris – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover) [Cover Me Premiere]
Check out more Kendra Morris at her website.