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Anna Calvi Covers TV on The Radio

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Last week, Stereogum posted a video of UK singer Anna Calvi covering TV On The Radio's "Wolf Like Me."

 

 

When asked about this cover, Anna said, " I love the desperation in this song- the original by TV On The Radio is relentless, and terrifying. I find the idea of losing control of oneself very provocative, and the way this idea is explored in Wolf like Me (the protagonist is turning into a werewolf) is humorous but dangerously effective. In my version I wanted to imagine the change is almost happening in slow motion- that there is no fight anymore, but a dreamlike embrace of the inevitable. I wanted the song to feel like a hypnotic prayer. I chose to omit the last verse of the original, and instead allow the guitar to take over, at the point where all control is lost!"

Here is the original TV ON THE RADIO TRACK...