Besides a New Year Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1 and a handful of live gigs we haven’t heard much from Alice Jemima recently. That doesn’t mean that Alice has given it all up to go and live in a nunnery or pick strawberries in a field in southern Spain though. It’s just for now much of what she’s doing is being kept under wraps. However, to tide us over yesterday she uploaded a new cover version to the internet.
If you’ve seen the movie Drive you’ll no doubt remember Kavinsky’s electro slow jam Nightcall. Über sexy twilight synths, freaky distorted vocals and a guest spot from Lovefoxx from CSS formed the basis of the original, but Alice takes a far more traditional route. Stripping everything down to just a melody and Hofner guitar we’re able to see what a beautifully pretty song Nightcall actually is. Alice’s vocals are both candy-coated and melancholy, a perfect way to either start the day or end the night.
Alice Jemima - Nightcall