We may never hear Adele’s cover of INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart,” recorded for 21 but deemed “rubbish” by the singer who shelved it for a bossa nova version of The Cure’s “Lovesong.” But now in time for the 25th anniversary of INXS’ Kick, two artists have given covers of “Never Tear Us Apart” the green light, and both are worth a listen.
Released as a single there last month, the cover is also included a repackaged version of Faith’s sophomore album, Fall To Grace, scheduled to make its stateside debut on December 4 via her new U.S. label, Epic Records.
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Closer to home, California lo-fi pop duo Tashaki Miyaki — a moniker taken from vocalist-drummer Lucy’s mispronunciation of Japanese director Takashi Miike’s name one drunken night — lace up for a shoegazing, Mazzy Star’d take on INXS’ classic 1987 ballad.
Positively dreamy, though at the moment Tashaki Miyaki’s cover is streaming only:
“Never Tear Us Apart” isn’t the only Gen X ballad the boy-girl duo has recorded. Listen to Tashaki Miyaki’s sweet cover of Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” via SoundCloud. Close your eyes and dream away.