Capital Cities takes a stab at Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” by throwing in some up-beat vocals and an electronic, yet still elegant in an indie sense, feel onto the track. Although my favorite use of “Nothing Compares 2 U” will always be Girl Talk’s “Play Your Part Pt. 1” (skip to 3:50 to hear the Sinead part. You’ll have to sit through a little bit of Lil’ Wayne, but it is worth it), Capital Cities does a really great job of creating a more updated, and more fun version of Sinead’s otherwise really sad song. In order to describe this track (and the band in general) their Soundcloud account decided to use probably the best turn of phrase: “Their electronic-infused pop rock represents all that is right in modern music making and makes the perfect soundscape for a day at the beach–or a night in the dark part of town–as long as you’re ready to dance.”
If you are in the mood to move, check out Capital Cities’ version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” below.