As the entire country prepares for a seriously dramatic celestial event, you might be thinking about the ideal playlist for the moment. You could always turn to “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, “Black Hole Sun”, or “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Certainly worthy contenders, but for a rare occurrence, consider a few brand-new covers to add to your mood music.
First, Diane Coffee (aka former Foxygen member and Run The Jewels collaborator Shaun Fleming) brings us a live orchestral cover of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon closer “Eclipse.” Marvel at the fabulously gaudy eclipse inspired sets as you chill to Coffee’s easy vocals. This is a much simpler version of the song, relying mostly on piano and vocal effects.
For another unusual but equally chill track, try “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” by Absolutely Free. In its first incarnation, the song was a hit for Frankie Valli of Four Seasons fame. This new interpretation drops the shakers and groovy back up singers in favor of a more psychedelic, moody vibe. You can purchase “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” at Bandcamp digitally or as a limited edition lathe-cut 7″ picture disc.
As you safely enjoy this rare phenomenon, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your soundtrack is as unique as the moment of the eclipse.