The Corrs’ turn-of-the-millennium hit “Breathless” is very of its era, with pleading vocals and smart and snappy snare drum that’s perfect for late afternoon summer afternoons with your crush. A new cover from Caroline Polachek, formerly of indie-pop favorites Chairlift, keeps this same romantic vibe, but has updated it with a modern dance floor sound.
She maintains the melody and strong drumbeat, but the best part of the song is her emphasis on the yearning. With every verse, you are waiting for and expecting the beat to drop into a full club banger. But it never does – it teases and teases, leaving you pleased but exasperated at the same time, and maybe, a little out of breath.