NYC/LA funeral-pop duo MXMS have shared a video for their new single, a cover of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way.”
Vocalist Ariel Levan and pianist Jeremy Dawson’s take on the legendary Nevermind era track gives it a sparse and haunting electronic treatment, perfectly accompanied by the nightmarish, dream-like visuals of Los Angeles based indie film maker Chris Kostrazak.
Say Levan and Dawson of the single: ” ‘Something in the Way’ is our favorite piece of Kurt’s writing. The numb, submissive feeling has been glue for other frightened humans like us. Our re-creation of the song is our interpretation of Ariel’s daily cyclic journey through mental illness, depression and the drugs that sometimes work. The song is meant to postpone the inevitable face-to-face with reality that’s en route.”
You can check out the video via the stream below.
MXMS’ debut EP is slated for release in early 2018.