Jan 132012

Australian radio station Triple J routinely recruits high-caliber musicians for its long-running covers feature, Like a Version. The latest addition to its roster is Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, who stopped by for a solo session during the first Like a Version of 2012. He brought along a cover of Patsy Cline‘s “Strange,” which often makes a brief appearance in the Monkeys’ gigs during their single “Fluorescent Adolescent.”

Turner keeps his version of “Strange” simple, accompanying his introspective vocals on acoustic guitar. He and the Monkeys have come a long way since the bratty, hyperactive garage rock of their debut album. The Cline cover echoes their increasingly subtle work, as well as Turner’s dreamy solo EP Submarine. This solid take on a pop-country classic further develops Turner’s multifaceted musical personality, getting his 2012 off to a strong start.

MP3: Alex Turner – Strange (Patsy Cline cover)
[audio: News0112/13Strange.mp3]

Hear more from Alex Turner at the Arctic Monkeys’ website or Myspace.

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