is no small undertaking, but if anyone has the vocal chops to do it, it’s New York songstress Masha
, whose excellent EP Stupid, Stupid Dreams
has been on heavy rotation for me all fall — but as it so happens, the singer-songwriter first captivated my attention with this very cover, which was featured this summer in promotional spots for Lifetime’s Witches Of East End
. (Yes, I watch a lot of Lifetime. No, I’m not ashamed to admit it.)
Her vocals crush and soar and crash triumphantly over the haunting track; the harmonies on the chorus are wonderfully eerie, reinvigorating the song for a new audience — and those final thirty seconds, when the production kicks up dramatically, is genuinely chill-inducing.
Listen below, then buy the track on iTunes.
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