At their recent show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, indie rockers Japanese Breakfast surprised the sell out crowd with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Only Living Boy in New York”.
The cover itself is pretty straight forward, with little stylistically changed from the original, but this does really highlight the power of frontwoman Michelle Zauner’s voice. The Beatles’ style harmonies from the original are retained, but take on an almost dreamlike quality with Zauner and her keyboardist’s voices mixing in the open air of the hall. I for one will be hoping that a studio recording of this appears soon, or at the very least a live album quality recording.
Check out the cover here (starts at 1:07:04):
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