Wolf Alice covered Roxy Music’s classic single “More Than This” as part of a new ’80s compilation on Deezer.
The London group shared the original version of the 1982 song on Twitter yesterday (May 24) before singer Ellie Rowsell explained that she first heard the song in the credits of the film starring Jane Fonda. Reading Club (2018).
âIn the wee hours of the morning, on a plane trip back from Australia, I (Ellie) found myself unable to sleep,â she wrote. “I started watching a ‘book club’, a movie about a group of older ladies who collectively read 50 shades of Gray. I will never get this time backâ¦.
âAs the credits rolled on, Roxy Music‘s ‘More Than This’ came along and I was hooked. I’ve always wanted to cover this song ever since I first heard it in Heaven, so thank you @Deezer for giving us the opportunity and [producer] Iain Berryman to make it sound so good! X “
As the credits rolled on, Roxy Music’s “More Than This” rolled in and I was hooked. I always wanted to cover this song since I first heard it in the sky so thank you @Deezer for giving us the opportunity and Iain Berryman to make it sound so good! Xhttps://t.co/QwuPvWlFm7 pic.twitter.com/zhGCkh4hOk
– Wolf Alice (@wolfalicemusic) May 25, 2021
Wolf Alice’s rendition of “More Than This” appears on Deezer’s new album “InVersions 80s” alongside covers from Holly Humberstone (“I would Die 4 U” – Prince), CSS (“Buffalo Stance” – Neneh Cherry), Laura Mvula (‘Africa’ – Toto) and more.
Humberstone said in a statement that she got involved in the project “because the 80s are a time that continues to inspire me.”
âI chose Prince’s ‘I would Die 4 U’ because he’s my all-time favorite artist and wanted to pay tribute to him somehow,â she said. âI think it’s a beautifully simple yet effective song and I love how the melodies are really static. Being able to put my own twist on it seemed super special to me and I hope you all enjoy listening! “
Mvula, meanwhile, hailed Toto’s hit âAfricaâ as âan 80s classicâ. “It sounds like music I would write today and it matches the sound of my [third] album [âPink Noiseâ], she commented.
You can listen to the entire album and see its tracklist below.
1. Benny Sings – Dancing in the Dark [Bruce Springsteen]
2. Boy – The eyes of Bette Davis [Kim Carnes]
3. Boy Pablo – You don’t want me [Human League]
4. Prudent clay – Retain the years [Simply Red]
5. CSS – Position of the bison [Neneh Cherry]
6. Cuco – Don’t worry (forget me) [Simple Minds]
7. Fire! Chatterton – Joe Le Taxi [Vanessa Paradis]
8. Holly Humberstone – I would die 4 U [Prince]
9. Juan Pablo Vega – Naughty Game [Chris Isaak]
10. The Woman – Like a prayer [Madonna]
11. Laura Mvula – Africa [Toto]
12. Lido Pimienta – Orinoco Flow [Enya]
13. The Empress – I want to dance with someone (who loves me) [Whitney Houston]
14. Milky Chance – Tainted Love [Soft Cell]
15. Roosevelt – Feels like in heaven [Fiction Factory]
16. Wolf Alice – More than that [Roxy Music]
Nigel Harding, Vice President of Global Artist Marketing at Deezer, said: âThe music of the ’80s is experiencing a resurgence like never before, with a whole new generation of fans embracing the sounds of this unique decade. So it was only natural to invite today’s emerging music stars to give their favorite ’80s hymns a modern twist, and the results are like hearing them all again for the first time.
âMuch like our last project InVersions, which has seen flow growth of over 200% for some of our featured artists, I have no doubts that music fans around the world will love this new album from Originals. “
Wolf Alice is preparing to release their third album âBlue Weekendâ (released June 4), which premiered with the singles âThe Last Man On Earthâ, âSmileâ and âNo Hard Feelingsâ.