Tough times can call for ’80s ear candy, to take us back to a time more carefree (both with fashion choices and life choices). As such, it’s worth checking out Matt Lande’s cover of Simple Minds’ classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” Faithful to the original in its tone and style, with some added synth-laden dazzle, Lande’s cover does well in its ode-type nature. The track’s signature concluding build-up, around 03:30, is accomplished particularly nicely.
“I love New Wave music and “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is such a great song from that time… lots of nostalgia there,” Lande says. “It’s been exciting to break from doing my original music and become immersed in the ’80s for this project. I really dug into this song with a goal of reproducing the fantastic original vibe that it had, while giving it my own personal touch as well. I hope you enjoy my take on it.”
Look for Lande’s new EP to release later this year.
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.