I wasn’t sure whether to title this post with the song title of the cover – it took me until half way through the chorus to recognise it the first time Tanya played it to me. There is an undeniable trend at the moment for singers covering other people’s work – preferably as quirky and far away from your chosen genre as possible – but failing that out warbling the original creator will generally do. Ahem.
I may be biased, but I love the way Tanya Auclair makes covers her own. I’ve seen her rendition of Roy Davis Jr and Peven Everett’s “Gabriel” raise countless smiles and Garage fingers skywards in surprised epiphany, and here she brings a joyously bouncy yet sincere feel to the Queens of the Stone Age’s hit “No One Knows”. A well written song should traverse the boundaries of genre, gender, and time with ease, and this is a perfect example.