Asleep At The Gate Deliver A Unique Cover Of Ciara’s “Dance Like We’re Making Love”: Idolator Premiere

Mike Wass | September 17, 2015 11:53 am
Ciara's "Dance Like We're Making Love" Video
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Deconstructing a hit song is always a bold move, but splicing the original vocal into your cover takes serious balls (and skill). It’s a gamble that pays dividends for newcomers Asleep At The Gate. The four-piece, who dropped debut EP The Singles earlier this month, transform Ciara’s sensual “Dance Like We’re Making Love” into a moody acoustic duet that seethes with yearning — and CiCi wholeheartedly approves!

“One day in the studio while recording our LP, [frontman] Adrian Watkins was jamming over Ciara’s record ‘Dance While We’re Making Love’ with his guitar and harmonizing with Ciara’s lead line,” the band reveals. “It sounded great so we thought we’d produce it in the style of Asleep At The Gate. To us that means live guitars, synths, live drums and percussion — which is a complete contrast to the original record.”

So how did they get their version to the R&B superstar? “We were able to get Ciara to hear it through our producer Chris ‘TEK’ O’Ryan who is also her vocal producer. She loved it and we were stoked!” We’re excited to premiere Asleep At The Gate’s intriguing cover/remix up top.

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