Daughter‘s got a sound that’s familiar – their album is a consistent mix of Local Natives instrumentation and Rhye vocals floating in the sad Bon Iver sea – but surprisingly malleable in new contexts. The UK-based trio can translate anywhere from ultra-spare (as in their live mashup of “Perth/Ready for The Floor“) to lush and explosive (as in this remix of “Medicine,” which has become a vital part of my daily I’m Starving, Feed Me Beats musical mood swing).
This weekend, Daughter covered Daft Punk’s already ubiquitous “Get Lucky” for BBC Radio One Live Lounge, and the result is an atmospheric, sex-and-the-XX slow burner with clean bass lines and echoing, cerebral guitar. Vocalist Elena Tonra takes the song’s most notable hook – the upward surge of “we’ve/come too far/to give up/who we are” – and flattens it into a monochrome loop, making it clear that her version is appropriately sidestepping the original’s ambitions. Instead, she goes for delicate and mournful, and it works. Stream it below.
Daughter’s debut album, If You Leave, is out tomorrow on Glassnote.
STREAM: Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)