Here’s the best Taylor Swift cover you’ll hear today
Father Tiger is an electro-pop duo from Los Angeles. In fact their Facebook page describes them as “modern indie synthpop,” but from the syrupy quality of the vocals to the slightly kitschy synthesizers choices there’s an unmistakable retro influence here. If you’re thinking Junior Boys based on that description, you’re not entirely off track.
Having just released an EP this spring, the duo has done something clever to start generating attention for themselves: they’ve covered Taylor Swift.
Sure, the indie cover of the pop superstar ran its course two years ago with a rash of “Teenage Dream” covers, but this one is pretty good. It’s a cover of Swift’s track “Safe and Sound,” from the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games.” (“May the beat be EVER in your favor,” writes the band.)
Between the gentle arpeggios and the emotive vocal, it almost makes Taylor Swift sound a little like Gotye. LA’s famed radio station KCRW has played the track a couple times, and it’ll no doubt make the rounds on the internet. Check out the track above, and check out the band’s first EP in full below.