We’ve gotta’ admit, we do have a soft spot for Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, but then, doesn’t everybody? It;s just one of those songs. So the idea of Isaak’s Californian croon being replaced by Queen Of Hearts’ husky voice is a pretty exciting one, made doubly so by the presence of electronic music legend Mark Reeder on production duties.
It strikes us as probably being quite a hard song to get right electronically, being all hazy acoustic guitar and stuff, but these guys pull it off with style. Reeder takes the best route and goes deep and subtle with the soundtrack, burbling synth bass and atmospheric tones phase in and out over a beat with a machine soul. But it’s Queen Of Hearts vocal here that is the real star, I don’t think there’s many vocalists who could have does this song as much justice as she does. Her smokey, passionate, lament is almost too perfect for this song. Chris who?
Queen Of Heart’s Warrior single is out now, her début album is set to drop in August.
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