Methyl Ethel has teamed up with Hatchie’s Harriette Pilbeam for a cover of Sophie B. Hawkins’s 1992 single ‘Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover’. It’s Jake Webb’s first new material since the release of Are You Haunted? back in Februry. Check it out below.
“After finishing up working on Are You Haunted? I really wanted to keep experimenting with some of the production techniques I’d developed,” Webb said in a statement. “The idea of re-imagining a popular song was really appealing, mostly as a challenge to take it as far from the original as possible, without losing a sense of it entirely.
“I’d met Harriette (Hatchie) around at shows before and so having her vocals to work with was exciting,” he continued. “The vocal tracks were recorded by Harriette in Brisbane and sent over for me to use in Perth. I basically just asked her to record them to a karaoke version of the song, so she had no idea what I was going to do with them, very trusting of her! Harriette nailed it completely and sounds so great in the song, I’m really happy with how it turned out too, It’s a real Frankenstein work in the best way.”
Pilbeam added: “I was stoked to be asked to sing on this classic cover with Methyl Ethel, who I’m a longtime fan of. He has a really interesting ear for production and took the song in a completely different direction from what I expected.
Hatchie’s latest album, Giving the World Away, came out in April. Check out our inspirations interview with Methyl Ethel.