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Grimes - Oblivion (Maya Laner Cover)
Published:
Jun 19, 2012
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Sounds like: Grimes, Tennis, Best Coast
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As of late, Grimes has been surfacing across several media platforms for her distinctive music, risky style and absurd videography. With her latest album Visions receiving plenty of hype treatment, it was only a matter of time before we came across a Grimes cover that really impressed us.

Not a stranger to Indie Shuffle for her rendition of The Ronettes "Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love", Maya Laner is welcomed back with open arms for her latest release.

Skillfully covering Grimes track "Oblivion", Laner mixes up the original a bit, adding a resonating surf rock treatment with plenty of melodic jingling, guitar and sugary vocals. Despite its new embellishments, "Oblivion" still conducts the catchy undertones of the original version but with smooth retro style.

Here's what she had to say about the song:

"I chose to cover Grimes primarily because I thought it would be an interesting challenge to revamp an electronic song. I've also just been really enamored with her lately. She has a really unique sound and look, and I admire her a lot as a female solo artist... I also really like the irony of the title "Oblivion" which implies being unaware of your surroundings. That concept is then juxtaposed with the narrator's hyper awareness of bad things happening to them at night."
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