A fun, polished cover of a Depeche Mode b-side, Philadelphia-based electro-pop artist Catherine Moan has shared their latest single ‘Fools’. Immersing themselves into the moody, catchy beats and synth sequences that the 80s new wave band were originally renowned for, Catherine’s version of ‘Fools’ shimmers with a playful yearning.
“I recorded this while taking a break from working on my album,” Catherine explains. “Ever since I started making music, one thing I always wanted to do was record a cover of Depeche Mode. I especially adore their earlier records with industrial percussion influence and campy & moody vocals layered over a repetitive but infectious groove. Their music really inspires me and is the blueprint for a creative process that doesn’t have to be complex or intellectually challenging to create something fun and danceable.”
Catherine channels these elements into her cover via smooth vocals, buoyant electronics and infectious rhythms, giving this slice of 80s alternative music nostalgia a welcome sultry twist. Listen to ‘Fools’ below.