Another day, another batch of Fleetwood Mac covers. Earlier this morning we heard Antony’s take on a selection from the Mac’s catalog, and now we get two more: Lykke Li doing “Silver Springs” (B-side to “Go Your Own Way”) and MGMT tackling the epic “Future Games” (from the 1971 album of the same name).
Lykke Li’s version is bare and majestic, highlighting the Swedish singer’s unique voice. While the original has all the soft-rock signifiers, this cover reveals the moody tension beneath the beauty.
MGMT takes Fleetwood Mac’s gently psychedelic blues-rock ballad and tease out the really weird elements. There’s definitely some vocoder action going on amidst the jamming.
Both of these covers appear on the forthcoming Fleetwood Mac cover album Just Tell Me That You Want Me, out August 14 via Hear Music/Concord.