To cover elitists, there is a clear-cut difference between a cover of something and simply mashing up a song with one of the artist’s own (see: every other Top 40 song that features the chorus of an ’80s song.) It’s a seemingly impossible line to straddle. Mr. & Mrs. Fox manage to achieve the impossible with their brilliant cover mash-up of M83’s “Midnight City” and Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”
The cover, which is featured as a B-side on their single “Glass Houses,” is seamless. The lyrics of The Breakfast Club’s anthem fit perfectly with the heavy synth and blips and bleeps of “Midnight City.” Instead of coming off as a mash-up in the style of Girl Talk, it could easily be mistaken for an original tune, which is what makes a cover brilliant.
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