Katy Perry‘s cover of MGMT‘s Electric Feel takes the popular dance track in a new direction. The song is stripped of most percussion, giving her a chance to show off her real voice. Thus, proving that she can sing without the help of sound engineers or auto-tune technologies.
Personally, I think her decision-making process to cover the song was better than her execution of the actual song. I’m not trying to hate. I’m actually applauding her for making an informed branding decision here. For instance, my punk rock band in high-school, The Dumpkins, covered the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song because we were hoping people would realize we were young party dudes who loved peanut butter, jelly bean, and ice cream pizza. I know that’s a stupid example, but it gets my point across. In the end, it doesn’t matter how well Katy Perry covers the song. For her, it’s more about being associated with MGMT who’ve been embraced by hipsters and bloggers worldwide.
At the very least, Ross (completely obsessed w/Katy Perry) will have a new song to play in his aunt’s SUV when I help him move this weekend. But that’s only if he’s able to borrow the gas-guzzler on Sunday and if he doesn’t wait a week to check this blog.
Download: Katy Perry – Electric Feel [MGMT]