Hot off the heels of our The Best Talking Heads Covers Ever countdown a few months ago, there’s already another contender: The Values’ new version of “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” premiering here. On their upcoming EP Imposter, the Brooklyn duo of Mason Taub and Evan Zwisler give the song a modern electropop sheen, without losing some of the Afrobeat touches of the original.
“We’ve both loved this song for a long time,” they write. “We feel like it’s the perfect marriage of lyrical content and sonic landscape, which is something we strive for in our own songs. It just never fails to make us feel good so we had to play it ourselves.”
Listen to the Values’ “This Must Be the Place” below.