Given You Everything, Purity Ring.

Given You Everything, Purity Ring.

It’s quite unmistakably en vogue to go reworking contemporary R’n’B tracks at the minute and whether that be David Longstreth’s Dirty Projectors giving Usher’s heady Climax a mildly radical once-over or AlunaGeorge redoing Frank Ocean’s Thinkin Bout You, the results can prove somewhat inconclusive. So when 4AD’s Montréal duo Purity Ring took to Soulja Boy’s Grammy in the wake of the awards of the same name, the jury was bound to take its sweet time about it. Of course elements of hip hop, post-R’n’B, and so forth all factored into the making of Megan James and Corin Roddick’s début full-length Shrines, thus making this particular cover somewhat less outré than it may otherwise appear. And whilst pseudo-cutesy lead track Fineshrine only assumed a more lustrous gleam with time, elsewhere the album has begun to really dull. Similarly therefore, Grammy – the original version of which I’m yet to actually acquaint myself with – is a recording which takes a while to really work as it were though as all chart-assaulting tracks I suppose should, once allowed to burrow beneath to that palpitating hunk just beyond the sternum and clasped tight by “little ribs”, this one installs itself as something unshakably addictive to itself induce the dreaded shakes when deprived of for periods of over an hour or so…

DOWNLOAD: Purity Ring, Grammy (Soulja Boy cover).

Purity Ring play a sold out London date at St John-at-Hackney next month.

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