Cold Specks "We Know Who U R" (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover)
Published Sep 11, 2014While great on the whole, Cold Specks is about to package Neuroplasticity track "Bodies at Bay" as a standalone single. Also included, though, will be the doom-soul singer's take on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "We Know Who U R," which you can stream ahead of the September 16 street date through Arts & Crafts.
Al Spx's approach to the Push the Sky Away single plays out fairly similarly, focusing on the airy tremolo ripple of a keyboard and a deceptively pepped-up bass line. Subbing for Cave's unmistakable baritone, though, is Cold Specks' gold-flecked vibrato, which brings a gospel feel to lines juxtaposing the morning dew and a little bird's chirrup with burning trees and blackened hands.
You'll find the revamp of Cave's modern classic down below.