There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »
Fleetwood Mac were honored at the MusiCares Person Of The Year concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall last night, where a number of younger artists paid tribute to their legacy and their songs. Lorde covered their 1997 song “Silver Springs,” Haim covered “Gypsy,” and Harry Styles joined the band themselves for a performance of … More »
In an era of fart-wet, stream-chasing acoustic covers it falls to Post Precious, the semi-futuristic and entirely amazing ‘double act’ consisting of Alex ‘Alex Winston’ Winston and Mr out of Ms Mr, to really pulled it out of the bag with a brand new poppers o’clock reimagining of Sign Of The Times, the Serious Rock Anthem first made famous by suit-wearing authentic rock troubadour Harry Styles.
It doesn’t really matter why they’ve done this, because all that really matters in this moment is that the music exists at all, but if you’re wondering what it’s all about they’ve been discussing their motives via what appears to be an email interview over at Dork, who’ve just premiered the song.
“Honestly,” explains either Post or Precious, “we both just think its a really beautiful song. We had been toying with the idea of a cover for a while and we thought we could transform it into something dancey and fun, but also keep the emotionality of it.”
Of course, as is always the case with whacking in synths and drum machines, The Prec haven’t just kept the emotionality of this song, they’ve doubled it.
The finished track sounds like a cross between a Robyn song and those amazing donked-up pop covers Almighty used to do, which you’ll surely agree is 100% acceptable.
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In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »
Here’s a sign of the times for you: We’re still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year’s Day, and year-end list season has already been in full swing for what feels like forever. The media’s annual pop-culture recap ritual progresses, how do you say, muy despacito. Lucky for you, that’s what … More »
Every year on Grammys weekend, the organization’s charity wing MusiCares hosts a ceremony honoring its Person Of The Year. This year MusiCares’ Person Of The Year is actually a group of persons, Fleetwood Mac, and the National Academy of Recorded Arts & Sciences has rounded up an impressive lineup of performers to pay tribute. Haim, … More »
For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop music, of course; their 1994 debut (“The Blue Album“) overflowed with weapons-grade catchy rock songs you can dance to, and even its aggressively blown-out follow-up Pinkerton followed suit. More »
The former One Direction singer Harry Styles released his ’70s-rock-inspired self-titled solo debut earlier this year, and there’s a song on there called “Kiwi.” Apparently, some fans have taken to throwing actual kiwis onstage at Styles’ shows while he’s singing the song. And during one such recent show, the inevitable happened, and Styles slipped … More »
Even after the disquieting torrent of news about sexual assault, some people still aren’t getting it. For instance, look at all these selfish dolts invading the personal space of musicians on stage. A few weeks ago it was the man who jumped on stage at an Alvvays concert in Antwerp and tried to kiss … More »