Mia Doi Todd – Close to Me (2016)

February 8, 2020 – Day 230

The studio version of The Cure’s “Close to You” has Robert Smith panting in the background and a drum beat that sounds like anticipation. Mia Doi Todd’s cover from her LP “Songbook” doesn’t have either of those, but it still sounds like the classic love song, including a saxophone with flourishes throughout and a relaxed take on the wild solo from the original. “Just try to see in the dark / Just try to make it work / To feel the fear before you’re here”

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