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Arcade Fire's cover of John Lennon's song 'Mind Games' is near perfect


Arcade Fire have come together with the Spotify Singles project to record a cover of one of the ast century’s most influential figures: John Lennon. The results are something heart-warming and as genteel and guided as the original.

Originally released by the late great Beatle in 1973, ‘Mind Games’ was a part of the album released in the same year of the same name. The track is an affected plea to humanity, as often Lennon’s later work was, and in this rendition is purposefully punctuated by expert strings and Butler’s charmingly strained vocal.

The song was recorded as part of the Spotify Single project whereby artists are invited in to the studio to cover one of their favourite songs and perform a single of their own live. So far alongside Arcade Fire we have seen The Japanese House take on Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Landslide’ and Local Natives perform Tears for Fears’ ‘Creep’.

Take a listen below to the cover as well as the live recording of ‘Everything Now’