“Close to Me” is one of my favorite songs by The Cure. You can’t help but clap along blithely despite the depressing lyrics. My favorite cover of it is from The Get Up Kids’ Eudora, but it’s essentially the same thing only faster.
Anticon’s WHY? have done something quite a bit different with it. Slow and deliberate with vocals that reflect the pain and uncertainty of the lyrics, it proves to be a rather captivating take on the song.
Wondering what some of their original material sounds like? Check out “The Hollows” from their upcoming release Alopecia.