“We Used to Wait” may be racking up covers from left, right, and center, but Arcade Fire’s seminal debut Funeral hasn’t been forgotten. We’ve seen and heard John Legend and the Roots roar through “Wake Up.” Now we can enjoy a somewhat – okay, drastically – subtler approach. Benjamin Francis Leftwich crafts a quiet “Rebellion (Lies)” around acoustic guitar and his haunted vocals. Other instruments sneak in as things build to a collective climax. Win Butler would approve (via Largehearted Boy).
While we’re on a Funeral kick, download Action Camp’s version of “Crown of Love.” This duet makes the case for what is generally one of the album’s least-beloved tunes. Well, after a false start they do. Hey, if it was good enough for Bob Dylan… It comes off their free Covers Like Tan album.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Rebellion (Lies) (Arcade Fire cover)