Track Of The Day: Pom Pom Squad – ‘Cellophane’ (FKA Twigs cover)

A stirring, grunge-inspired take on one of 2019’s most popular tracks, Brooklyn indie-punks Pom Pom Squad have shared their cover of FKA Twigs’ single ‘Cellophane’.

The band have treated Twigs’ material graciously, and frontwoman Mia Berrin’s vocals are as poignant as those on the original recording. Berrin explains more about the cover: “I know I’m not alone in saying that ‘Cellophane’ was one of my absolute favourite songs of last year. I’ve been a fan of twigs since I was in high school and heard ‘Hide’ off of EP1. She was one of the first artists that made me seen as a woman of colour occupying an alternative space, and I could immediately hear myself in the sweeping ebbs and flows of this song.”

Pom Pom Squad shared their sophomore EP, Ow, last year, with their track ‘Heavy Heavy’ making Thrillist’s ‘best songs of 2019’ list. The diversity of their “Quiet Grrrl” sound means they’re able to create their own raucous sounds, but they’re also able to cover delicate tracks like ‘Cellophane’ too. Listen to their cover of ‘Cellophane’ below, and follow the band on Instagram for more updates.

Photo Credit: Michelle Lobianco

Kate Crudgington

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