Charlie Hickey Shares Cover of MGMT’s ‘Time to Pretend’

    Charlie Hickey has offered his take on the MGMT classic ‘Time To Pretend’. It arrives ahead of a North American tour, which kicks off this Friday (March 24) in Denver. Check out the cover below.

    “Ya know when things are so simply perfect that you almost take it for granted and forget a human made it?” Hickey said in a statement. “That’s kind of what this song is to me. I can only imagine that after they made this song in their college dorm room, they sat there and thought ‘we are going to be millionaires’. It’s the kind of song that we all know every word to but the depth of them is far beyond what we might stop to consider. I think writing a song like this is my biggest goal as a songwriter and I hope someday I do it. Every time I hear a great pop song like this, I have the urge to strip it of everything and see if I can make people understand how great and emotional it is if they don’t already.”

    Hickey released his debut album, Nervous at Night, last year via Saddest Factory. Read our Artist Spotlight interview with Charlie Hickey.

    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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