On a certain level, the idea of a mega pop/r&b singer like Rihanna covering a neo-psychedelic, low-fi band such as Tame Impala is pretty absurd. But somewhere between those vastly different genres is a huge overlap, — one that Rihanna brilliantly exploits in a new cover she just shared.
Coming off her highly-anticipated follow up to 2012’s Unapologetic: ANTI which was released yesterday (Jan 27th) is a cover of Tame Impala’s Currents track “New Person Same Old Mistakes,” shortened to “Same Ol’ Mistakes.”
Rihanna changes very little to the original, retaining most of the vocal effects and harmonies, only adding a couple extra production flares. “Same Ol’ Mistakes” is available to stream via TIDAL, or to download here.
Listen to the original Tame Impala track below: