Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Low Wants You To "Stay"

One of the more surprising highlights of this past summer's Pitchfok Music Festival, according to those fortunate enough to attend, was Minneapolis band Low covering Rihanna's hit song "Stay". It's just the kind of unexpected move that can make live performances so exciting. Last week the band uploaded a studio version of their cover, which seems to evidence that the band-members are still quite taken with the song. It is a spare, minimalist recording--just voices and piano--that is entirely in keeping with the band's aesthetic and does a fine job of capturing what makes the original great. Which is pretty much everything that a good cover should be.