Following the release of his latest album, More or Less, Dan Mangan has shared a cover of R.E.M.’s classic track, “Losing My Religion.”
Mangan’s rendition, which appears in the trailer for CBC’s new television series Unspeakable, is heartfelt and stripped-back, powered by a guitar picking melody and Mangan’s melancholic, gritty vocals. “I remember air guitaring to this song with my brother and sister,” Mangan explains in a statement. “It was such a massive hit but also so unlikely a candidate to be so. The chorus isn’t really a chorus. It’s long. It’s repetitive. It’s like a hypnotic cyclical trance of words that stick with you even if you have no idea what they’re about.”
Listen to Mangan’s cover of “Losing My Religion” below.
Catch Dan Mangan at The Danforth Music Hall on Thursday, January 31st.
Lead photo courtesy of Vanessa Heins.