Listen: Motionless in White Get Groovy on Cover of The Killers’ “Somebody Told Me”
I could never get into Motionless in White. I also never connected with anything by The Killers after Hot Fuss. But man, I fucking LOVED Hot Fuss when it came out! Was obsessed. It also came at a strange time in my life, a crossroads where I was kinda wandering aimlessly through early adulthood and was having all sorts of feels. I’ll always connect it to that period any time I hear a track from the album.
So, that brings us to Motionless in White covering “Somebody Told Me.” It’s good! It’d be pretty hard to fuck it up — the source material is gold — but I dig the slightly heavier treatment they’ve given it, and frontman Chris Motionless nails Brandon Flowers’ vocal affect, but with his own little twist.
Explains Chris of the band’s decision to cover this tune:
“During quarantine we wanted to continue to see what new projects we could push ourselves to create. We’ve always wanted to take a shot at covering an iconic alternative song, and “Somebody Told Me” has always been one of those tracks that oozes pure energy, and has crazy good hooks that we felt we could transform into a great rock version. We are very happy to present this cover as one of the projects birthed out of the Covid down time and hope it’s fun for all fans to check out and tap their feet too.”
Give it a spin below. It’s already stuck in your head, and for that I will not apologize.