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.”