SOS (ABBA cover by Portishead)

This is my second all-time favourite ABBA song. And it is a cover by Portishead. This is all manners of awesome. I love how Portishead really got into the message of the lyrics and re-positioned the music to fit the meaning of the lyrics.

I really, really love this song and this version.

And Beth Gibbons is a sort of master of restraint and delivery. She never lets it rip. It’s a wonderful, wonderful version full of nuance and meaning. I could listen to this all day. I cannot wait for the new Portishead album.

This is not a cover. This is a reinterpretation.

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