Two months after dropping a surprise cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” on fans, Tears For Fears is back this week with another unlikely makeover: a new cover of Hot Chip’s 2006 electro-pop favorite “And I Was a Boy From School” (which was re-titled “Boy From School” when it was issued as a single off The Warning).
As we reported over the summer, Tears For Fears have reconvened in the studio to record a follow-up to 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, and Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith say the new Hot Chip cover was the second track they recorded after beginning the current sessions.
Below, check out TFF’s cover — and watch the video for the original track.
Video: Hot Chip, “Boy From School”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Stream Tears For Fears’ 4-song Peel Session from 1982 — off ‘The Hurting’ box set
- Stream: Tears For Fears, ‘Pale Shelter’ (Original 12-Inch Mix) — off ‘The Hurting’ box set
- Stream: Tears For Fears gives Arcade Fire’s ‘Ready to Start’ an electro-orchestral makeover
- Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ box set: Remixes, B-sides, radios sessions, live DVD