Win Butler covers Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’ in tribute to late singer Alan Vega

The Arcade Fire man released the cover after the Suicide frontman passed away over the weekend

Win Butler has released a cover of Suicide‘s ‘Dream Baby Dream’ in tribute to Alan Vega, the late frontman of the cult New York duo.

The Arcade Fire frontman – who have covered the song before live – took to Twitter under his producer pseudonym DJ Windows 98 to post the track, prefacing the link with the words “Sad day”.

The link goes to Butler’s SoundCloud page for his DJ Windows 98 moniker, where the near-five minute solo cover of ‘Dream Baby Dream’ can be found.

Listen to the song below.

Vega passed away peacefully on Saturday (July 16), aged 78. Tributes have flooded in for Vega since his death, which you can read in full here.

“Just remembering how Alan Vega would sing his Je T’adore (spelling?) to me & Perri Lister when we attended his solo gigs early 80’s…” wrote Billy Idol on Twitter.

Bella Union boss and former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde wrote: “RIP Alan Vega so much of your music accompanied my life. My oldest buddy Stan and I loved you from the start. And Collision Drive sooo good.”