Sky Ferreira: Voices Carry

After several live performances of the track earlier this year, Sky Ferreira has now released a recording of “Voices Carry,” the 1985 single by ‘Til Tuesday. The demo version, posted to Soundcloud, comes with a message from the artist—that there’s more to come, including her next album. It’s a beautiful rendition—and one she spearheaded herself.


Songs about love, the sisterhood, how everybody is crazy, and more in this week's musical round-up

Seinabo Sey feat. Jacob Banks: Remember Swedish-Gambian singer/songwriter Seinabo Sey’s new track “Remember” is just as powerful and moving as her previous music. The song, which features equally striking vocals by Jacob Banks, is Sey’s first new release in two years and she seems even more confident than ever—thanks to bold and seamless songwriting. With no percussion at all, “Remember” (with a Moonlight-inspired video) is …

CHVRCHES: XO (Beyonce Cover)

After wanting to cover Beyonce’s “XO” (from her 2013 self-titled album) for some time, Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES finally found an approach they felt comfortable with. Still intimidated to cover Beyonce, the three-piece crafted a pared-back, pretty version live on the Honda Stage at Power Station. While remaining faithful to the original, the percussion-less iteration is gauzy, delicate take.

Superorganism: Havana (Camila Cabello Cover)

The very multi-cultural eight-piece band Superorganism has members from England, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, and have just taken on a track named for Cuba’s capital city. The cover version of Camila Cabello’s hit “Havana” featuring Young Thug is full of harmonies and adds some glitches, plus Orono Noguchi’s smooth vocals, all adding up to a laid-back, cruise-y iteration.


Frank Ocean covers "Moon River," Dita Von Teese sings with Sébastien Tellier and more

Frank Ocean: Moon River (cover) There have been hundreds of covers of “Moon River” since the original (performed by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”) but Frank Ocean’s surprise version—released today—is certainly one of the most beautiful. Pared-back and relying mostly on Ocean’s divine vocals, the track is (in Ocean’s style) both celestial and haunting. This serene cover is more evidence that seemingly everything Ocean …