MONO: Drive (The Cars Cover) by Bleachers.

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THE SONG: Drive.

WHO: Bleachers.

WHY IT’S HOT: Recorded live for Spotify in New York City’s famed Electric Lady Studios, “Drive” is faithful to the original while still being unfaithful. Covering the 80s classic, Bleachers pull off a sleight of hand. The swap distortion from the music (in the original) to the vocals and it works out just fine. Also gone are the synths, yet this version retains an ethereal synth feel. The urgency of the question, “Who’s gonna drive you home?” never dissipates. The Bleachers version keeps it a pointed accusation.

WANT MORE? Check out… The original version by The Cars.

WORDS: brice.

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