Both Fleet Foxes and Blood Orange covered The Strokes’ “Under Control” at their respective headlining shows this weekend.
Blood Orange had a surprise appearance at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right, while Fleet Foxes played Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium. At Blood Orange’s Friday night set, Dev Hynes delivered an amazing rendition of “Under Control.” Hynes, who is longtime friends with Julian Casablancas, adds his own twist to the 2003 Room On Fire track. In fact, Hynes has made appearances on stage with The Strokes, even playing “One Way Trigger” with the band in June 2021. Casablancas also appeared in the video for Blood Orange’s 2016 song, “Augustine.”
Recruiting Eva Tolkin for backup vocals, Blood Orange’s rendition of the track was an intimate, guitar based cover. During the gig, Hynes’ crowd included both Lorde and Tyler, The Creator.
Watch Blood Orange’s cover of “Under Control” below.
During Fleet Foxes’ Forest Hills set, Robin Pecknold brought out opening act Uwade to play the exact same track. Taking place during the encore, Pecknold and Uwade donned some custom tennis uniforms as a nod to the venue’s past life as a tennis venue. Their cover of “Under Control” was a bit more upbeat than Blood Orange’s rendition, with acoustic guitar riffs and driven percussion.
Watch Fleet Foxes’ cover of “Under Control” below.
Fleet Foxes are out on tour in support of their 2020 album, Shore. “Since the unexpected success of the first Fleet Foxes album over a decade ago, I have spent more time than I’m happy to admit in a state of constant worry and anxiety,” frontman Robin Pecknold explains. “Worried about what I should make, how it will be received, worried about the moves of other artists, my place amongst them, worried about my singing voice and mental health on long tours.”