Here’s one for everyone to file in their “Completely Unexpected Covers” folder. Pioneering synth-poppers Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark, who just released their first album in 14 years, History Of Modern, have also unvieled this cover of the xx’s “VCR.” OMD keeps the overall feel of the song intact, meaning it’s laid back and spacious, but also pushes things in a more synth-oriented direction. If anything, it offers a layer of warmth that the original may have been missing. Give it a listen below.
History Of Modern is available now.