FZB favorites Love Echo are releasing a new EP in January titled Next to the Night. They have given us an advance taste with their stunning cover of Coldplay’s The Scientist. The duo of Vic Miranda and Vicki Glass just get better every time we hear them. It’s no easy feat covering a song so entrenched with the persona of the original artist. Love Echo pull this off effortlessly, lending their own unique style and vibe to the track. If this track is any indication, the new EP will be a killer. Stream and download The Scientist at the link below.
I’ve been a big fan of Love Echo ever since the duo released an awesome cover of The Cure’s “Lovecats” last summer. Vic Miranda and Vicki Glass have an ear for blending emotional dream pop with warm, somewhat experimental electronica. For further proof, please take a few minutes to enjoy Love Echo’s recent rework of Coldplay’s “The Scientist.”
The other day I found myself somewhat unconsciously reciting lyrics from “The Scientist.” So it makes sense that out of nowhere a unique and admirable cover of the track would surface online. Coldplay is one of those bands that everyone reworks, which makes Love Echo’s cover that much more commendable. It stands out to me as both original and complimentary to the original song. What are your thoughts?
Love Echo’s cover of “The Scientist” is available for free download onSoundCloud.
By Sean O