On her fall UK tour, Bat for Lashes unleashed a trio of ’80s covers, tackling Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work,” Cyndi Lauper’s “I Drove All Night,” and Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer.” Now a live recording of the latter forms the title track on a new EP.
Though she strips the song way down, her “Boys of Summer” cover maintains a strong ’80s vibe courtesy of those synths. But now instead of Henley’s upbeat pop-rocker, it’s the sort of ballad that might score a wistful ’80s-movie montage. The Boys of Summer EP includes similarly stripped-down versions of three of her own songs: “Desert Man,” “Daniel,” and “The Hunger.”
Check it out below, and then watch live videos of her Kate Bush and Cyndi Lauper covers too.
Want more? Check out our 2015 feature on “Boys of Summer covers.