Primal Scream with Jason Pierce "Mantra for a State of Mind" (S'Express cover) (video)
Published Apr 14, 2016A pair of UK music vets are teaming up for Record Store Day, with Primal Scream bringing Spiritualized's Jason Pierce aboard for a cover of dance innovators S'Express's "Mantra for a State of Mind." Ahead of spinning the 12-inch RSD exclusive on your turntable, you can check out the reinterpretation in a music video.
The track snaps synapses with its series of tabla hits and conscious-expanding psych-guitar tones, above which Bobby Gillespie works his patented, cool guy croon. Mixing something old with something new, the cover also features S'Express member Naomi Osbourne's original backing vocals.
The piece is fit with the sight of an ever-morphing, glowing orb.
You can sample the reworked piece below, while the 12-inch arrives this Saturday (April 16).