Listen: Tame Impala Cover Kylie Minogue’s “Confide In Me”
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Australian outfit Tame Impala has been enjoying their victory touring circuit post-release of their third studio album, Currents, which boasted dance-leaning cuts like “The Less I Know The Better,” which was used in an Apple Watch short, “Let it Happen” and “Eventually.” Triple J, a long-time radio station from the group’s home country, is known for their ongoing cover series titled Like a Version, which brought fourth a new space-rock Tame Impala cover of pop star Kylie Minogue’s 1994 single, “Confide in Me.”
“That was a vintage Tame Impala guitar solo,” long-haired frontman Kevin Parker explained to the host after a blistering outro. “Confused yet unhinged.” The official video has yet to be released in the U.S. but the audio is available for listening below.
Although the Perth natives have constantly and impressively been paralleled to iconic bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Parker and company credited their influences to each group just as much as they do to pop inspirations and artists spanning an array of genres outside their own.
“The Beatles are as much of an inspiration as Britney Spears, at the end of the day,” Parker divulged to EW earlier in the year. “It’s just stuff that’s around me that happens to enter my brain. It ends up playing a part in my understanding of music.”
The Innerspeaker singer is no stranger when it comes to teaming up with Triple J. In 2013, the front man tackled a funky rendition of Outkast’s Speakerboxxx / The Love Below track, “Prototype,” with his token airy vocals. In July, he and collaborator Mark Ronson joined forces for a cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s “I Sat by the Ocean.” The group also offered a performance of their Currents hit, “The Less I Know the Better,” which sat on the Billboard 200 charts at No. 4 and topped the U.K.’s Official Progressive Albums chart, Billboard notes.
Via Music Times