Friends singer Samantha Urbani also features on the track
Twin Shadow has covered The Smiths’ ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, Consequence Of Sound reports.
The version is the latest in the singer’s Under The Cvrs series, during which George Lewis Jr has covered songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos and 10cc, amongst others. For this rendition of the track from the legendary band’s ‘The Queen Is Dead’ album, he was joined by Friends singer Samantha Urbani.
Speaking to Rookie about the cover, Twin Shadow explained: “Everything I do, I mean sincerely, but there is a little joke within this one. In every critique of Twin Shadow, there is a dropping of Morrissey’s name, which I always thought was funny because I have never really been a huge fan of Morrissey or The Smiths. [Laughs] So it’s a nod to people calling me “the Dominican Morrissey”. I think part of it is just that the trend in underground music the last 20 years has been to sing in a high, sort of whiny voice—coming from that MGMT, John Lennon place. I have a gloomy, low-ish voice, so I think people attach that to Morrissey.”
You can watch Twin Shadow and Samantha Urbani collaborate on the track at the top of the page.