18 July 2021
American singer/actress Laura Branigan scored
a big hit with her 1982 synth-pop take of Gloria.
It was actually her version that connected Olsen
with the song.
Olsen: “I’d heard ‘Gloria’ for the first time at a family Christmas
gathering and was amazed at all the aunts who got up to dance.
I imagined them all dancing and laughing in slow motion, and
that’s when I got the idea to slow the entire song down and try it
out in this way.”
From peppy and uptempo to slow and soothing.
Laura Branigan‘s hit version…
Original by Umberto Tozzi
All six EP tracks…
Gloria by Laura Branigan
Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol
Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
If You Leave by OMD
Forever Young by Alphaville