Sunday, September 9th, 2012
"Say It Right"
Bloc Party covers Nelly Furtado
WikipediaIt’s turning into a bit of a Bloc Party weekend hereabouts, thanks to the band’s upcoming 2.5-night stand in Toronto starting tomorrow night – that’s two nights at the Danforth Music Hall and a free show on Tuesday evening at 7:30PM at Sugar Beach – and this weekend’s giveaway for passes to the Tuesday show.
Clearly they have no small amount of affection for Canada, as further evidenced by their contribution to the 2008 NME Awards magazine cover compilation CD, to which they contributed a cover of BC pop singer Nelly Furtado’s 2006 hit, originally recorded for a BBC1 Live Lounge session. It’s interesting that as much as Bloc Party have sought to incorporate more electronic textures into their music, in covering a slick, synth-friendly Top 40 pop song, they give it a scrappy, all-guitar treatment reminiscent of their debut Silent Alarm.
Bloc Party are currently on tour in support of their new record Four. Nelly Furtdao will release her fifth album the Spirit Indestructible on September 18.