Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Listen: Young Dreams - "Feels Like We Only Go Bachwards" (Tame Impala Cover)

Just when I didn't think I could like Young Dreams any more stronger than I already did they prove they're not quite done impressing me and reaching previously unknown levels of devotion. The Norwegian orchestral-pop collective decided to cover label mates Tame Impala's already pretty fantastic track "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" and put their own little spin on it as well they should've including a clever bit of wordplay hinting at their orchestral flair: "Feels Like We Only Go Bachwards" was born.

After a rather similar intro, Young Dreams zig when you think they're going to zag exploding into a dreamy but still rocking take on Tame Impala's track. Tame Impala's sunny, backbeat jam becomes a slightly-quicker moving beasts with Young Dreams lovely harmonic arcs thrown in for good measure. And reminding us it's still very much a remix we're given a little afrobeat musical outro which pulls more unexpected tricks. There's a pretty awesome tail that quotes Bach. Resolution both compositional and in that "a-ha!" moment when you get the name change? Yes. Young Dreams, don't ever change. 

Listen to Young Dreams spin on Tame Impala:

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