Published Aug 19, 2010Despite Peter Gabriel having a tough time getting certain musicians to cover his work, Fever Ray's Karin Dreijer Andersson isn't one of them. Today (August 19), the eccentric Swede released a cover of Gabriel's 1986 So track "Mercy Street," and you can pick it up now as a free download.
The track will be released as a limited-edition seven-inch later this year via Rabid Records, but courtesy of NME, you can download it here for the price of free. However, the download is only available for 24 hours, so you might want to scoop this one up while you still can.
In a post on her website about the cover track, Andersson writes, "We made it more intense and faster to fit our excentric pecussionists and energetic live musicians. It's a monotone track, but we work with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15; it still moves me. Made me start reading Anne Sexton too."
To compare, Fever Ray's cover is streaming in the SoundCloud player below and you can listen to the Gabriel original in the embedded video.
Mercy Street by Fever Ray