In what has been a very covers heavy week here at If It's Too Loud..., we have another one. Los Angeles's "cosmic femme punk" Taleen Kali (formerly of TULIPS) has released a cover of Garbage's "#1 Crush" from the 1996 Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet starring film William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The original seemed to be every girl's favorite sexy song back when I was in college. Taleen Kali channels that, but cranks up the intensity. It's a hauntingly dark version of the song, keeping the same pace but adding a layer of what seems like a threat.
Kali explains her choice of a cover: "I chose to cover '#1 Crush' to marry my love of Shakespeare and my musical heroes, Garbage. This song is how I became turned onto dark alternative 90's music, so it's an honor to pay musical homage to Garbage by releasing our own version of the song for the Halloween season."
You can listen to Taleen Kali's version of "#1 Crush" below. For more on Taleen Kali, check out her website.