You’re on your fourth album with a major label – they insist you do a covers album, whereby you interpret your favourite works in your own style. Please select the ten tracks you’d ideally like to cover, along with a brief explanation as to why that artist or track means something to you. You’re allowed ONE guest artist on the album to contribute to one track
We like a challenge. And we don’t see the point in doing a cover that’s too similar to the original. It should be vastly different, and an extra plus if you can make it sound even better. Also, it’s fun to cover a song that no one expects you to do. So we’ve selected ten classic songs that are in a genre very different from our own, and here and there we’ve included a little hint about how we would change the song.
Ben E King – Stand By Me.
This one doesn’t really need a remake, BUT it would be a great challenge to do it. We would definitely make it darker.
Skeeter Davis – The End of the World
This song is so good, and doesn’t really need a remake either but if someone asked us we would happily do so.
Guest artist: Nico
Alice Cooper – Poison
We would make our version unfathomably dark and big.
Erasure – Oh L’amour.
We would make this one sad and gloomy.
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Upbeat tempo! More noise!
SNAP! – Do You See the Light
This makes us nostalgic. Want to hear it again, but in a new way.
Eldkvarn – Kärlekens Tunga
A beautiful Swedish classic from the 80s that we’d like to cover sometime.
The Police – Every Breath You Take
The troubadour’s favourite. We would make another similar drumbeat, but turn the song into something much more mysterious and atmospheric.
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms
The lyrics still work. Would make it more obscure.
Scorpions – Winds of Change.
This one is almost forbidden to cover. Which makes it even more interesting. And we’ve covered a forbidden song in the past so that line has already been crossed.