MP3: The Suzan – “Paranoid” (Kanye West Cover)
White Lies, I’m really happy for you, and I’ma let you finish, but The Suzan have recorded one of the best Kanye West covers of all time!
The Japanese all-girl four-piece have taken Kanye and Rihanna’s hit and stripped it down to an earnest sing-a-long. There’s no pounding 808s here. Plenty of heartbreak though. And the faint echo of hand drums reinvents the track as a kind of gentle soliloquy.
This incredible non-album cut comes just weeks ahead of the release of The Suzan’s debut full-length, ‘Golden Week For The Poco Poco’, on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold imprint. Straddling that line between cute/cuddly (see: below) and insanely energetic (see: lead single, “Home”) as only the Japanese can, it’s likely to prove the perfect soundtrack for campfire chorals and/or sweaty dancefloors all throughout the encroaching Summer.
MP3: The Suzan – “Paranoid”
(via The Fader)
The Suzan’s ‘Golden Week For The Poco Poco’ is out 19th November on Fool’s Gold through Downtown