While being filmed for American Express’ Unstaged series by Spike Lee last week, John Legend and company covered Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” the titular inspiration for their joint album, Wake Up!. The cover is above, and it’s pretty soulful, but it sort of lacks the power in the choruses of the original. But that’s to be expected; I can’t think of one group that could cover this perfectly. The horns are a nice touch, too.
Wake Up! is out now.