Nilüfer Yanya covers PJ Harvey

Nilüfer Yanya covers PJ Harvey

British indie rocker Nilüfer Yanya makes you uncomfortable with her cover of PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me,” produced by Jazzi Bobbi and released today (September 21). With a full guitar sound that keeps the track buzzing and smooth horns floating under the surface, this version paints a vivid picture in your head. Yanya’s voice comes deep and from the chest, giving the track just the right pang of longing with a very dark edge. The listener is both terrified and fascinated by the image of love painted here. The lyrics mix violence and romance, with Yanya eerily singing: “I beg you my darling / Don’t leave me / I’m hurting / Lick my legs, I’m on fire / Lick my legs with desire.” Whatever cave this version might open up inside you, you just can’t turn off the music.

Yanya comments, “’Rid of Me’ haunted me for many years after I first heard it, but in a comforting way, as if I knew it was always there for me. It sounds defiant, alien and distorted, but it’s a perfect song. I really think it’s very romantic, despite what some lyrics get.” This cover is a little different from his generally more pop sound, but it retains and emphasizes the same dark tones curled around the edges of his original work. This release is the first to come after their highly praised sophomore album PAINLESSreleased earlier this year by ATO Records.

Find Yanya’s “Rid of Me” cover and upcoming tour dates below.


Nilüfer Yanya tour dates:


October

01 – Perris, CA @ Desert Daze Festival 2022
10 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Arena (supporting Roxy Music)
12 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena (supporting Roxy Music)
14 – London, UK @ O2 Arena (supporting Roxy Music)
19 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Babylon
20 – Ankara, Turkey @ Million Performance Hall
22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Rock Café
23 – Budapest, Hungary @ Turbine Cultural Center
25 – Milan, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia ^
26 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv Club^
28 – Barcelona, ​​Spain @ Razzmatazz 3^
29 – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Club^
30 – Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club^

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November

18 – Benidorm, Spain @ Primavera Weekender

(^ – supported by Léa Sen)

Source : www.pastemagazine.com

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