Simply Red: Stars

Cascine's Guilty Summer mix, School of Seven Bells, a PrivateJam by musician Jonny Nash and more in the music this week

School of Seven Bells’ cover of the Joey Ramone song “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” is beyond bittersweet. As a listener, it would be hard enough not to be taken by the lyrics, which describe Ramone’s seven-year battle with lymphoma toward the end of his highly successful career. But compounded by the fact this version is the last song recorded (from his hospital bed) by School of Seven Bells’ Benjamin Curtis after losing his life to lymphoma himself, it’s heart-wrenching. Serene, masterful and timeless, the song is best heard in the video, which “celebrates life while displaying its cyclical and inexplicable properties.”