The AV Club’s Undercover 2011, a series of cover songs by up and coming indie artists and alternative stalwarts, has been a bit hit or miss, but Sharon Van Etten’s slowcore alt-folk rendition of “She Drives Me Crazy” originally made famous by the Fine Young Cannibals, is a memorable standout. One of the things I love about Sharon’s cover renditions: she never shirks from completely re-conceiving a song to make it her own. For the music nerd in me, it’s also fun that they lower the key by a fifth and there’s a corresponding downshift in tempo.
Check out the video below.
Sharon Van Etten covers Fine Young Cannibals