A couple of mellow, relaxing covers for you today.
First up is Mechanical Bride with a cover of Rihanna’s Umbrella. The song has been covered a ton of times to varying degrees of success from The manic Street Preachers to Tegan and Sara. This version by Lauren Doss is by far the best, excluding the original, she turns it into a melancholic thing of beauty. Umbrella in it’s original form was my song of 2007, I can’t think of a single tune from that year that I enjoyed more than it, it would have been perfect if it was not for Jay – Z pointless piss poor rap at the start.
Mechanical Bride – Umbrella
Next is a cover of Pressure Drop originally by Toots & The Maytals, covered here by Irish singer/songwriter David Kitt. Pressure Drop is another track which has been covered a fair few times, most notably by the Clash but also by Robert Palmer and The Specials.
David Kitt – Pressure Drop