In the wake of David Bowie‘s reappearance, it is a wonder that more bands haven’t been covering some of his classics. Brooklyn-based indiefolk group Great Elk jumped on it really quickly and covered the always-in-coming-of-age-soundtracks hit, “Heroes.”
The timeless song fits well with Great Elk’s aesthetics. The song slowly builds, and singer Paul Basile captures the hope of impossible romance that Bowie emulates in the original. Their latest album, Autogeography, was released in May of 2012 and is reflective of the confusion, need for kinship and identity, and hope of Bowie and Brian Eno’s 1977 hit.
Check out more of Great Elk’s music on their official website.