After announcing new covers EP called ‘Always Sickening’ with their take on Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, Walt Disco are sharing their second cover, a reworking of Stephanie Mills’ 1980 R&B classic ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’.
“I think this might be my favourite cover from our wee EP, singing it was a delight and I think you can hear how much fun I was having,” Jocelyn Potter says. “We had so much fun studying and taking apart the music, it was absolutely fascinating and we were really in awe of its mastery. Turning the improvised vocal runs into a choral part at the end felt amazing and I love listening to what we ended up with. It’s a honour to sing one of the greatest love songs ever written, that perfectly sums up the all consuming nature of loving someone with every inch of your being.”
Speaking about the EP, which is set to arrive on 25th November, the band say, “We chose each song for their intrinsic charm and motherly guiding quality. We see this in the confident proclamation in ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’, the thankless devotion of ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the shady commentary on the bourgeois in ‘Club Country’ by our heroes The Associates, the tenderness of ‘Saw You in a Dream’, and the bizarre world of Aldous Harding’s ‘The Barrel’. Each song has a strong sense of emotion and self, which we strive for in our own music. We had a lot of fun working on these covers, both in forming our own interpretations and in recording it ourselves in our wee studio.”
Have a listen to ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’ below.
‘Always Sickening’ EP Tracklisting:
1. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)
2. Club Country (The Associates)
3. Saw You In A Dream (The Japanese House)
4. The Barrel (Aldous Harding)
5. Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)
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Check out their take on Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ now.
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