Blackman’s take gives the iconic original a lo-fi synth pop makeover, with the singer’s breathy croon floating above a motorik drum machine beat and understated keys.
Her rendition also opens with a tin flute melody courtesy of her Body Type bandmate Cecil Coleman. Listen below:
It’s not the first time this year Blackman has covered a classic. Earlier this year, the songwriter shared her rendition of the Beach Boys’ 1963 favourite ‘In My Room’.
Recorded as part of the ‘Stay Inside: Songs from the Great Outdoors’ compilation, it also featured Sydney bedroom producer Poison Abbey.
Blackman’s last original song under the Solo Career moniker was 2019’s ‘Feelings’. Body Type have shared two EPs in as many years, a self-titled release in 2018 and last year’s ‘EP2’.
The same month, record label Dinosaur City released live compilation ‘Hometowns: Back to Where It Began’ – featuring a live recording of Body Type’s ‘Palms’ – with all proceeds similarly going to the station.