“Modern Love” is the highly anticipated tribute album to David Bowie, to be released on May 28th on the brilliant BBE Music label. We already mentioned We Are KING‘s contribution to the album, in another post in late January, and now here’s the third single off the album: English electronic band The Hics, that’s Sam Evans and Rox Barker, have come up with a decidely haunting version of “The Man Who Sold The World”, a formidable mixture of alt-soul and folk elements. Originally from the 1970 LP of the same name and produced by Tony Visconti, The Hics manage to focus on the dream-like composition by stripping it bare to its essence. Whereas the original was a bit on the trippier side, this new interpretation is more in the raw, au naturel so to speak.
It comes after Helado Negro’s take on “Sound And Vision”. We’re anxiously awaiting the full release in about five weeks and Gina will let you know her thoughts. The album features Meshell Ndégeocello, Jeff Parker, Khruangbin, Matthew Tavares, and a lot more.