Deezer champions Indie music with new InVersions album

Deezer champions Indie music with new InVersions album 08 October 2020 - Press release Ten exciting alternative artists including Arlo Parks, Fontaines D.C. and BENEE come together to reimagine iconic tracks in their own style



The Indie music scene is putting its own spin on classic tracks, with our new InVersions album. Ten talented artists from around the world have reimagined popular hits in their own alternative style, as part of our brand new InVersions album. The compilation is available exclusively today as a Deezer Originals.

InVersions makes cultures collide, as Indie and Alternative artists cross-genre and style boundaries. Rising UK star Arlo Parks performs her first ever song in French, with Angèle's 'Ta Reine'. The beautiful track is stripped back in a raw soft beat that stands in stark contrast to the faster-paced original. Irish breakout band Fontaines D.C. also give an unexpectedly gritty feel to their deconstruction of 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by The Beach Boys.

Breakout talent really shines through in Inversions. You'll feel like it's your first time hearing Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black', as New Zealand's BENEE transforms the track with a slow and mellow vibe. If you're an 80s fan, US bedroom pop king Gus Dapperton dials up the drum machine on Bruce Springteen's 'I'm on Fire'. And Colombian techno-pop producer Ela Minus brings fire to Björk's 'Venus as a Boy' with dark, electro tension.

All artists recorded their covers during the pandemic, showing fans an even deeper side of their creativity in a turbulent time. While Deezer chose each InVersion artist for their amazing talent in the Indie and Alternative space, it was important that every artist selected their own songs to cover.

"I picked 'Ta Reine' by Angèle because I find her voice completely mesmerising and soft, and I feel like the topic the song discusses is very important. I've always wanted to sing in French since my mum is French and I'm generally just enthralled by this song and her delivery. I hope I can do it justice." Arlo Parks explains.

Fontaines D.C.wanted to completely transform the sound of the 1966 'Wouldn't It Be Nice'. They said: "Covering a Beach Boys song has always been a scary thing considering the genius arrangements, their playing, their harmonies, everything about it. But it was always something quite intriguing and especially when we thought about it from the point of view of subverting the lightheartedness that they conveyed most of the time. So 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' we saw this kind of naive perspective towards love and marriage in the lyrics, and we were quite curious to see what would happen when you contrasted that approach with a darker musical palette. So we kind of slowed down the tempo and created a draggier tune for those lyrics to sit on top of. What came out of it is something that kind of reminds me a bit of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Rowland S. Howard." "

The full compilation also includes the 10 original songs, helping fans to hear the unique spin each artist has given their cover. Here is the full track list for Deezer's first InVersions project:

  1. Fontaines D.C. -'Wouldn't It Be Nice' - The Beach Boys
  2. Arlo Parks -'Ta Reine' - Angèle
  3. Gussstave -'Say So' - Doja Cat
  4. Chloe Moriondo -'Dreams' - Fleetwood Mac
  5. Dream Wife - 'Dancing on My Own' - Robyn
  6. Gus Dapperton - 'I'm on Fire' - Bruce Springsteen
  7. Orla Gartland - 'Nothing Compares 2 U' - Sinéad O'Connor
  8. Ela Minus - 'Venus as a Boy' - Björk
  9. BENEE - 'Back to Black' - Amy Winehouse
  10. Alfie Templeman -'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' - Tears for Fears

"It's been a tough time for musicians, but especially Indie artists that rely on live gigs. Inversions helps champion exciting new Indie artists when they need it most, giving them a different way to grow their audience. We made sure that everyone had the creative freedom to choose a song and reimagine it in their own style. I hope Indie fans from all over the world discover some new favourites among these incredibly talented artists," said Nigel Harding, Deezer's VP of Global Artist Marketing.

Listen to InVersions here, exclusively on Deezer. Head to to discover more.

Source Deezer

October 6, 2020 4:30am ET by Pressparty  

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