Most of us are well-aware of the adoring Ting Tings by now. Their sculpted songs and geometric music videos make me wish I could spend everyday traveling through hand-portals. However I want to talk about a song they recorded for the Radio 1’s Live Lounge Volume 3 compilation. The album features various popular artists (Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Foo Fighters) singing covers unlike that of their own style. An intriguing concept, some artists pull off the oddity while others flounder a bit.
The Ting Tings recorded a stripped down version of The Gossip’s ‘Standing In The Way of Control’ for the album. Katie delivers a melodic reverie inflamed with flashes of ‘I Got The Power’ by Snap. It might be a little off-putting at first listen since Beth Ditto’s powerful deliverance of the original stays strong in the back of one’s mind. Yet the incongruity is what I love about the song. So when you listen might I recommend this: take a listen, walk away and let the song soak in, and confront it again later. I guarantee you will like it!
image courtesy: lastfm