Earlier today, we posted Tears For Fears' cover of a younger band's song, and now, here's a few younger musicians' cover of a Tears For Fears song. Listen to Matthew Dear and Tegan and Sara's take on "Pale Shelter" above.
2013 will forever be remembered as the year Tegan and Sara ditched guitars for synthesizers on their album Heartthrob, so it seems very fitting for them to cover a band as notoriously synth-y as Tears For Fears. Teaming up with electronic musician (and recent Roc Nation signee) Matthew Dear, the trio craft a bright, bouncy rendition of the classic "Pale Shelter." Dear and Sara Quin each released statements about the cover, both of which you can read below.
"We have been heavily influenced by Tears For Fears’ impressive body of work and it was an honor to create a new version of one of our favorite songs. Matthew Dear immediately came to mind as an exciting collaborator and we were delighted when he said yes! Matthew had suggested we try a vocal riff off the top of the song, and I think it adds a nice signature and melody to the final track."
"I’ve been a fan of Tears For Fears for quite some time. When Tegan & Sara approached me to be involved with the project, my answer of 'Yes!' was easy to come by. Many of today’s artists have been greatly influenced by Tears For Fears, and it was an honor to try and do the song justice. This cover also gave me the opportunity to work with Tegan & Sara from the start to finish of a song. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of crafting the music around their vocals, and working closely with them on the final mix and feeling of the song."
Check out Tears For Fears' full batch of 2013 indie covers, including Animal Collective's "My Girls," Arcade Fire’s “Ready To Start” and Hot Chip’s “And I was a Boy from School.” Head over to Tegan and Sara's Zumic artist page for more music, videos and news.