Sir Sly cover Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

Sir Sly have been on my radar since they covered Drake’s “Marvin’s Room” earlier this year. Since then, they’ve released an excellent single, the title track from their upcoming album “You Haunt Me” (out 9/16 and now streaming in full on their website). They recently put out a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife,” and I have to say I enjoy it more than the original. The darkly ambient, moody electronic backdrop, coupled with Landon Jacobs’ sultry, wide-ranging, emotive vocals create a well-orchestrated, uniquely imagined cover that will entice listeners to seek out more music from this up-and-coming indie/electro-pop band.

Sir Sly- “You Haunt Me”

I don’t always listen to breezy, lighthearted indiepop, but when I do, it usually sounds something like this latest song by the up and coming Los Angeles trio Sir Sly, who first caught my attention this spring with their cover of Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” On their new track, “You Haunt Me,” the bright, wistful arrangements and shiny vocals belie the melancholy tinged lyrics, creating a beautiful, uplifting backdrop to a song that speaks of loss.

Stream “You Haunt Me,” the title track on their upcoming album below, and if you like what you hear, pre-order the album before its September 29 release date.