New Hype BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD Covers MGMT – Time To Listen!

16 February 2021

To my ears, 2008 single TIME TO PRETEND still is the best thing
American electro pop eccentrics MGMT ever did. A gloriously
catchy fantasy tune about being a rock star.

New British hype BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD launched their
highly praised art rock-jazz-pop debut LP For The First Time two
weeks ago. Just before the release, they shared their interpretation
of Time To Pretend. They slowed it down and turned it into a
stunning, melodramatic ballad.

Here’s their pretty WOW version…

I’m feelin’ rough, I’m feelin’ raw
I’m in the prime of my life
Let’s make some music, make some money
Find some models for wives
I’ll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and fuck with the stars
You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars

This is our decision to live fast and die young
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun
Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?



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