Jun 132011

The last time we heard a cover of Robyn’s indie-dance favorite “Hang with Me,” Joywave was slowing it down to a molasses pace. Sarah Jaffe’s version is faster. Slightly. Recorded for Billboard, Jaffe strips away all traces of electronics for a heartbreaking folk ballad.

“There were a lot of favorites [from Robyn’s “Body Talk” series] that rotated” Jaffe told Billboard. “But ‘Hang With Me’ just kind of stuck. I just love that song. The chorus in particular, the way I heard it, I thought it could make a really sweet and kind of sad folk song. The chords are easy and I like really simple chords that allow the vocal melody to carry the song.”

Indeed, her singing makes what could be a run-of-the-mill acoustic cover something special indeed. Pain seeps from her voice as the simple guitar plucking rises and falls. Watch and download it below.

Sarah Jaffe – Hang with Me (Robyn cover)


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  2 Responses to “Sarah Jaffe Strips Down Robyn’s “Hang with Me””

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  1. Hang With Me was actually first recorded by Paola Bruni, the song composer’s wife, and then covered by Robyn.

  2. excuse me, Paola Bruna :)

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