Nilüfer Yanya has launched her first solo single post-PAINLESS with a canopy of PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me,” the roaring opener to her 1993 LP that shares the identical title.
The London native’s new take opens up the music’s overbearing “you’re not rid of me” chorus into an nearly endearing plea to remain collectively, however like its predecessor, the obsessive adoration comes undone with a crushing, distortion-heavy climax. The monitor’s usually spare manufacturing has at all times made it the right canvas for Harvey to impress upon her distinctive vocals, and Yanya absolutely embraces the chance along with her personal distinctive, soulful supply.
It’s a hotter, but wounded, interpretation, which inserts completely contemplating Yanya’s learn of the music as “very romantic regardless of what among the lyrics get at.” In an announcement, Yanya shared, “‘Rid of Me’ haunted me for a few years after I first heard it, however in a comforting sort of method, like I knew it was at all times there for me. It comes throughout defiant, alien, and twisted, however it’s a excellent music.” Try Nilüfer Yanya’s cowl of “Rid of Me” beneath.
In March, Yanya dropped her sophomore LP, PAINLESS, probably the greatest albums of 2022. Her single “the supplier” additionally nabbed a spot on our High 50 Songs of 2022 (So Far) record. She has since carried out the only “midnight solar” on Fallon and appeared on the brand new season of the revamped From the Basement sequence.
Harvey reissued the Steve Albini-produced Rid of Me in 2020 as a part of an ongoing vinyl launch challenge. She has a career-spanning field set referred to as B-Sides, Demos & Rarities popping out subsequent on November 4th. Pre-orders are ongoing. In June, she shared an replace on her subsequent album of recent materials, saying “finally I really feel very proud of it.” It’s anticipated to reach in Summer time 2023.