I’m sitting here doing nothing any more productive than listening to a podcasted edition of the Ray Foley Show from a week and a half ago, so I may as well occupy my weary fingers with this thing: writing about one of my favourite singers. Relevantly, that singer is the charming chirpy chanteuse Amber Rubarth, and she’s just released a cover of R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion”. It’s rather spiffing.
Recorded for Filter Magazine’s “DREAM ART EXPLOSION” (which sounds like a pretentious teen’s way of explaining stained bedsheets (allegedly)) it’s a wonderfully minimal little thing. Rubarth pares the song down to a ghostly guitar accompaniment, sings the mandolin riff, and thoughtfully reminds us what bloody great songwriters R.E.M are. So hooray for that, and hooray for download links.
Observe: A DOWNLOAD LINK.