Wolf Alice, Holly Humberstone, Laura Mvula, and More Contribute to New ’80s Covers Compilation

    Wolf Alice, Holly Humberstone, and Laura Mvula are among the artists who have contributed to a new ’80s compilation on Deezer. Wolf Alice offered their take on Roxy Music’s ‘More Than This’, while Humberstone covered ‘I Would Die 4 U’ by Prince and Mvula took on Toto’s ‘Africa’. Check out the full compilation, also featuring CSS, Lido Pimienta, and more, below.

    “In the wee hours of the morning on a plane journey back from Australia I (Ellie) found myself unable to sleep,” Ellie Rowsell wrote on Twitter. “I began watching ‘book club’ a film about a group of older ladies who collectively read 50 Shades of Grey. I will never get that time back…. As the credits rolled ‘More Than This’ by Roxy Music came on & I was hooked. I always wanted to cover this song ever since I first heard up there in the sky so thanks @Deezer for giving us the opportunity and [producer] Iain Berryman for making it sound so good! X”

    Of her contribution, Humberstone said in a statement: “I am so excited to be a part of InVersions because the 80s is an era that continues to inspire me. I chose ‘I Would Die 4 U’ by Prince because he’s my all time favourite artist and I wanted to pay tribute to him in some way. I think it’s a beautifully simple but effective song and I love how the melodies are really static. Being able to put my own spin on it felt super special and I hope you all enjoy listening!”

    Mvula added, “I chose ‘Africa’ by Toto because it’s an 80s classic. It feels like music that I would write today and it fits in with the sound of my album.”

    InVersions 80s follows on from last year’s first InVersions album, which featured Arlo Parks, Fontaines DC, Dream Wife and more.

    InVersions 80s Tracklist:

    1. Benny Sings – Dancing in the Dark [Bruce Springsteen]
    2. Boy – Bette Davis Eyes [Kim Carnes]
    3. Boy Pablo – Don’t You Want Me [Human League]
    4. Cautious Clay – Holding Back the Years [Simply Red]
    5. CSS – Buffalo Stance [Neneh Cherry]
    6. Cuco – Don’t You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]
    7. Feu! Chatterton – Joe Le Taxi [Vanessa Paradis]
    8. Holly Humberstone – I Would Die 4 U [Prince]
    9. Juan Pablo Vega – Wicked Game [Chris Isaak]
    10. La Femme – Like A Prayer [Madonna]
    11. Laura Mvula – Africa [Toto]
    12. Lido Pimienta – Orinoco Flow [Enya]
    13. L’Imperatrice – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) [Whitney Houston]
    14. Milky Chance- Tainted Love [Soft Cell]
    15. Roosevelt – Feels Like Heaven [Fiction Factory]
    16. Wolf Alice – More Than This [Roxy Music]

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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