I can’t believe I only just heard Phoenix do “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” today. This is a perfect cover. Thomas Mars makes his voice just like Bob’s– and he basically delivers the song with the same cadence as the genius songwriter himself. The difference lies only in the fact that Mars’ actual voice is prettier in tone, which for some people will make this song 100 times better. For me, it doesn’t make the song better, but it does give me a new perspective and way to enjoy a song i’ve heard countless times.
Especially great is when Mars sings the chorus…he slows it down so he can rest his pretty tenor on the words, “Saaaad Eyeed Laaaady of the Looooowlaaaands.” Fucking magical, Frenchies.
Phoenix: Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
This song was recorded live for German magazine Musikexpress.