exlovers don’t wanna fall in love

Normally, I would consider Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game” to be pretty high up on the list of songs that no artist should ever attempt to cover. Not only is it overplayed, but its solemn lyrics and schmaltzy delivery make it hard to pull of without seeming like a Vegas lounge singer.

If anyone is up to the task, however, it’s exlovers, who cut a version of the song during their latest demo session. The group has just the right amount of sweet sincerity to pull off the dramatic minor key arpeggios and soaring falsettos. With its dreamy jangle and delicate boy-girl harmonies, the song isn’t too much of a stretch from the group’s usual Britpop stylings (especially due to exlovers’ thick British accents).

mp3: “Wicked Game”

Also check out the gorgeous video for “You Forget So Easily,” the title track of the band’s recent EP. The beautifully shot clip shows the band playing in a forest clearing, surrounded by greenery and a variety of household items. With its soft lighting and pastoral setting, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the band’s lush sound.

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