A little old but it had to be posted anyway. NYC artist and sexy singer Class Actress (Elizabeth Harper) released a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says,” replacing Lou Reed’s crooning with sultry and angelic vocals. The cover is fairly straightforward in terms of composition but still nails it, hitting the dynamics in the right spots and retaining the original’s dreamlike foundations, though lacking some of it’s grit. Exciting, but in a different sense than the original. It’s completely possible to appreciate on it’s own, a bit like Mazzy Star, dazed and swooning, with a lost and bittersweet guitar solo.
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