British gothic/dark rock icons Gene Loves Jezebel have revealed their cover of The Cure‘s classic “In Between Days“, alongside an accompanying video.
The track features on the forthcoming album ‘Love Death Sorrow‘, which will be out on December 1st through Cleopatra Records. Pre-order it here.
‘Love Death Sorrow’, was recorded back in March, in Wales, and like every other GLJ album, has its own individuality – although you will hear hints of The House Of Dolls and Heavenly Bodies lurking like shadows on its wall – with a warm and cohesive production by Peter Walsh (who produced the band’s classic albums).
Opener, ‘The Man That Time Forgot’ is a classic ‘gothic horror’ track, but where Bela Lugosi may be dead, the vampire here is very much alive. ‘Breathe Easy’ has existed for at least 21 years, yet remained unrecorded by GLJ, and now finally gets its overdue release. Those familiar with the Ugly Buggs release of 2011 will recognise four songs. The new Jezebel versions maintain a similarity although the introspective and vulnerable ‘You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore’ is embellished with a more resolute ending flourish.
The album also features five cover versions – by The Cure, Magazine, The Only Ones, Edwyn Collins and Marianne Faithfull – fresh takes that do justice to the well known originals whilst bringing a new resonance. Jay is in fine voice throughout while Pete, James and Smiley bring their reliable dexterity as expected.
The band have previously released “Lone Rider”.
Love Death Sorrow Tracklisting:
- The Man That Time Forgot
- The Light Pours Out Of Me
- Serpent Queen
- Broken English
- Breathe Easy
- A Girl Like You
- The Foolish Young
- In Between Days
- Young Girl
- You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
- Lone Rider
- Another Girl Another Planet