Monday, August 22, 2022

Deer Scout Covers Kate Bush

Photo by Felix Walworth

Kate Bush is all the rage right now thanks to Stranger Things. Instead of covering that song, Deer Scout has decided to expand our knowledge of the art pop legend by covering "Suspended in Gaffa." Confession time: I'm not all that familiar with the work of Kate Bush, and I most likely know Deer Scout more at this point. Deer Scout's version is much less odd and more straightforward, dropping the artsy New Wave/theatrical sound of the original for a more stripped down alt-folk version. Deer Scout's could possibly be considered quirky or bizarro folk if this wasn't a Kate Bush cover. This is a great way to get to know both artists a little better.

Deer Scout says of the original version of "Suspended in Gaffa":

"'Suspended in Gaffa' is my favorite Kate Bush song. I love the drama and the playfulness of the lyrics, they feel absurd and sincere at the same time. 'I don’t know why I’m crying' has always really gotten to me, and I love that it goes from that to 'It’s a plank in me eye with a camel whose trying to get through it.' I also admire her ownership over the production and arrangement of her songs. The original really feels like one person’s vision, which makes sense because she played piano, strings and produced it herself."

You can watch the video for Deer Scout's cover of "Suspended in Gaffa" below. For more on the artist, check them out on Twitter and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

8/26 - Washington, D.C @ Comet Ping Pong8/27 - Norfolk, VA @ Lava Mini Fest8/29 - Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records8/30 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr8/31 - Indianapolis, IN @ Healer9/1 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout9/3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Government Center9/4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Cabin9/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right

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