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Listen to Soccer Mommy’s dark cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion”

Soccer Mommy has shared a dark new cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion” – listen to it below.

Sophie Allison shared the cover as part of Deezer’s new “InVersions 90s Project,” which features 16 covers of classic 90s tracks. Other project participants include Arya Starr, who covered TLC’s “No Scrubs.” , and Priya Ragu covering Ace Of Base’s “All That She Wants”.

Speaking of the cover art, Allison said, “There are so many bands and artists from the 90s that inspire me personally. I think there were a lot of good compositions but also the production had so much variety and so much creativity.

“I wanted to do a version by myself that was a bit more solemn and dark. I wanted to keep the chords and arrangement pretty much the same as the original, but just add my own voice.

You can listen to the cover here.

Michael Stipe performing with REM in 2008. CREDIT: Jordi Vidal/Redferns.

Talk to NME Backstage recently at the 2022 Governors Ball, Allison discussed the different approach she took to making her latest album, “Sometimes Forever,” compared to her previous album, “Color Theory.”

“I started recording music by doing it myself and it was mostly about going until it was done,” Allison explained. “With ‘Color Theory’ in particular, we wanted to make it poppy at times and have it have all these transitions, which happened, in the post-live take. This time, I really wanted it to feel like a live performance , and that there is this space and this scale.

She also discussed creating the spacious sound of the new album. “Making something seem vast is amazingly having space,” Allison said. “Less is more. With the basic tracking, when we’re all playing together in a room, we really wanted everything to be really tight and solid from there so that we could be precise and intentional about adding interesting elements on top of it.

She added: “It didn’t have to be cluttered, we didn’t have to start taking parts apart and wanting to put them back together. You have to add space to have that feeling of space.

In a four-star review of “Sometimes, Forever,” NME said, “The combination of these intensely confessional lyrics and musical exercises in mood and atmosphere gives the album a balance of control and catharsis. Whether she’s exorcising demons or shaking hands with them, Allison delves deeper and deeper into how to channel this most powerfully.