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Friendly Fires release a Lykke Li cover

The Friendly Fires debut album released earlier this year, has got to be one of my absolute faves of the year. Though they aren’t reinventing anything really, their music is still so instantly loveable that it’s crazy. I mean, who needs to reinvent anything when you’ve already got a pretty good idea on how to make catchy dance-rock? I have also grown increasingly fond of Lykke Li’s work over the last couple of weeks, and the remixes of her tracks are particularly great. Actually there isn’t a single bad one out there in my humble opinion.

So I was a bit curious on how this would turn out, when I saw that Friendly Fires had covered Lykke Li. This could be an insanely forced cover just trying to grab the attention of two different crowds, or it could, as it really is, be an extremely catchy rework of a great track, that goes from a relaxed piano vibe to a more clubby vibe and then merges the two in the end. Nice!

Friendly Fires – I’m Good I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)

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Friendly Fires climb on board

Photo by Drew Reynolds

Is it fair that every new band on the dance-rock scene immediately gets linked to LCD Soundsystem? Maybe not, but sometimes the obvious references don’t really matter, and this is a perfect example of that. Friendly Fires are sailing out from the UK to conquer the world with their upbeat melodies and dancey grooves. Their track On Board has been haunting me for about a year now with a neat repetitive chorus and now they’re ready to drop their debut album for your listening pleasure. While I haven’t had the chance to listen to the album yet, I have a certain feeling that it delivers what it promises, a nice and worry-less soundtrack for your semi-hard parties.

Friendly Fires – On Board

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