Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lucy Dacus Covers Phil Collins

Ever since Lucy Dacus announced her 2019 holiday singles series, I've been waiting for October to hear her Halloween song. I couldn't wait to see if it was an original song or a cover of some spooky classic. Well, it's out, and she's covering Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight." It's an unexpected choice, for sure. Phil Collins isn't exactly tied to Halloween, and "In the Air Tonight" isn't usually thought of as a Halloween song. Plus, I've just never liked Phil Collins. All that being said, it's still a fun cover that stays very close to the original. It's far more 80's synth heavy than anything we've heard Dacus do in the past, and very voice does add a haunting feeling the original doesn't have. Plus, there is an underlying tension and discord that I wouldn't have expected. So maybe it's a fitting choice?

You can listen to Lucy Dacus's version of "In the Air Tonight" below. The track can be purchased here via Matador Records. For more on Lucy Dacus, check out her website.

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