Song of the Day posts one cool cover every morning. Catch up on past installments here.
Often performed as tossed-off bonus tracks or live radio extras, cover songs rarely get good videos. There are exceptions. We saw one a couple weeks ago with that weird pig-surgeon “99 Problems.” Here’s another.
That a Nick Cave cover would inspire one of the creepiest videos of 2009 is not super surprising. In Fever Ray’s “Stranger Than Kindness,” a dark house plays host to some spooky rituals with hooded priests, a bison-woman, a blackface vampire child, and more. As with all Fever Ray songs, the music is equally dark, brooding beats accompanied by neon lasers. A disturbing way to start your day!