LISTEN: “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” The Smiths Cover by Cloud Boat

LISTEN / June 20, 2014

London-based duo, Cloud Boat has done the impossible: made a cover of a Smith’s song that goes beyond capturing the heart-breaking sadness of the original, taking the song to new depths of despair, but in a good way!

The atmospheric cover of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” replaces the Smith’s classic acoustic sound with spacey synthesizer behind guitar and the quaveringly somber, yet passionate vocal stylings of Tom Clarke.

Minimalist harmonies punctuate the drowsy, surreal vibe, giving it true emotional depth. On the whole, the cover works well to embrace the sadness of the Smith’s original.

The bearded production duo’s sophomore album, “Model of You” will be released this summer and will include their recent single “Carmine.”


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Maggie Stamets
Maggie is a writer based in Long Island, New York. She is heading into her second year at Hofstra University studying Journalism. If there is any time to spare in her hectic schedule of compulsively listening to, reading about, and watching music videos of the Vaccines, Maggie enjoys spending time on air at WRHU Radio Hofstra University, blog-hopping and binge watching 'Dawson’s Creek' with her fish Tina Fillet. Maggie is currently obsessed with the Vaccines, Lorde and watching vintage episodes of 'SNL' on DVD.




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