Nilüfer Yanya Shares Icy Cover of PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me"
She calls the track her "favourite PJ Harvey song"
Published Sep 21, 2022Nilüfer Yanya has been performing a cover of PJ Harvey's rageful 1993 classic "Rid of Me" for a while now, and today sees the London guitar wizard share an official version, recorded with her band and featuring production and sickly saxophone from longtime collaborator Jazzi Bobbi.
Yanya calls "Rid of Me" her "favourite PJ Harvey song," and her cover stays true to the original's simmering menace and explosive chorus, but she and Bobbi dress it in an alien chill that gives things a new sense of peril.
Nilüfer Yanya's last album was this year's fantastic PAINLESS, and Harvey apparently has a new one in the works, hopefully set to arrive sometime in the new year.
Listen to Yanya's rendition of "Rid of Me," plus Harvey's original, below.