Unknown Mortal Orchestra take on soulful Little Richard cover

We thought Unknown Mortal Orchestra had moved away from the rockier side of life on their latest album Multi-Love.

But it seems there’s still an itch there that the trio just have to scratch every now and again – as demonstrated by this sumptuous cover of Little Richard’s ‘Baby’.

The rendition was recorded for Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music to celebrate the station’s rock ‘n’ roll season.

The track sees frontman Ruben Nielson channel his soulful falsetto vocal on top of a rickety piano part, making this a more than passable ode to the original and proving that UMO are able to genre-shift at the drop a hat.

Head here to have a look at what happened when we caught UMO live at Liverpool Sound City back in May and get the current album Multi-Love via Jagjaguwar.

Listen to UMO’s cover of ‘Baby’ by Little Richard below.

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