UK singer-songwriter Sivu has recorded a reworking of the Nirvana classic Dumb, from the band's In Utero album. True to form, he’s replaced Kurt Cobain’s ragged guitar-playing with a sombre synthesiser drone, which provides a platform for his typically floaty vocal harmonies.
UK singer-songwriter Sivu, aka James Page, seems to have spent most of 2013 on the verge hitting the big time and is surely set to explode in 2014. Working with in-demand producer Charlie Andrew, the man behind Alt-J's critically acclaimed debut album An Awesome Wave, should certainly help.
It features Sivu's typically ethereal vocals, with a guest appearance from singer Marika Hackman, all accompanied by a melancholy blend of pianos, guitars and a dark underlying electronic bass.