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St. Vincent Gives Prog Rock Makeover to The Rolling Stones' 'Emotional Rescue' [LISTEN]

by Michael Haskoor   Feb 13, 2016 13:08 PM EST

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St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, has released her own studio cover of The Rolling Stones' classic track "Emotional Rescue," giving it a unique prog rock makeover that is experimental while at the same time refreshing.

The funky spaced-out cover slows down the song's original tempo, focusing on Clark's groovy vocals and wonderful fuzzy guitar riffs. There are also some brilliant brass instrumentals incorporated sporadically throughout the track. The Rolling Stones' original track appears on their 1980 album of the same name, their 17th overall studio album.

According to NME, the cover was recorded for the soundtrack to the movie A Bigger Splash, which is being described as an "erotic thriller" somewhat influenced by the 1969 drama La Piscine. The film, which features famed actress Dakota Johnson, tells the story of Tilda Swinton's main character Marianne Lane and filmmaker boyfriend (played by Matthias Schoenaerts) taking a romantic vacation to an island in Italy.

A Bigger Splash was released in theatres yesterday (Feb. 12) in the U.K. but will not see its release in the United States until May 13 of this year. The film, which was directed by Luca Guadagnino, has already won the Soundtrack Stars Award at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival for its music, and if the rest is anything like St. Vincent's cover, we're inclined to agree with that decision.

The Rolling Stones recently expressed their dissaproval of U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump using their songs "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Brown Sugar" at his rallies, with the band's spokeswoman Fran Curtis stating, "the band was not asked for permission to use the songs." At least, it seems, Annie Clark got their permission before releasing the new cover.

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