Foster The People are taking a ride on the EDM cover tsunami as they tackle Calvin Harris' "Under Control" for Zane Lowe's BBC Radio One. These indie rockers are prepping for the big release of their sophomore album Supermodel, set for March 18th. Indie darlings everywhere are taking a new interest in acoustic-izing hit EDM singles, from Mumford & Son's cover of Calvin Harris' "I'm Not Alone" to Alt-J's cover of Alex Clare's "Too Close".
Foster The People strip "Under Control" down to a bare bone of light drums, lonely bass reverberations, and Mark Foster's deep lulling vocals. The big skydive drops of the original are replaced with rock-style drum and guitar builds that climax in some kooky chuckles and screams by Foster. The band certainly manage to make the single their own, but their naked rock version has highlighted how vocally dependent the original actually is.
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