Kings Of Leon covers, are they the new Britney covers? Well, no, because there is no irony implied by these Followill followers. Europeans take the boys very seriously. Lykke’s interpretation of Because Of The Times’ renegade parenting anthem first surfaced online last fall as a mashup of sorts, titled “Knocked Up (Rodeo Remix).” But the Internet doesn’t seem to know the origin of Lykke’s vocals? Since then it’s been a staple of the Swede To Watch’s live set. Last night she took it to Last Call With Carson Daly’s “covers week,” for which Adele already tackled Bob Dylan, Duke Spirit did Prince, and (tonight) Ben Harper will attempt Queen. That means Carson’s given us the first proper recording of Lykke Li’s cover without Caleb’s vocals mixed in.
Before you watch the clip, bad news and good news. Technical difficulties with the Lawnmower Man mean that the visuals cut out on this after three minutes (especially unfortunate because her sex-on-fire face at the very end was gonna be my screengrab). The good news is that the audio is fine, so the ripped MP3 is complete. Deal?
No, that’s not really a Snuggie. But it’s … something. Lykke Sleeve more like it. (Zyng.) And yes, this performance was obviously recorded when the singer did Last Call in February.
This Sunday Miss Li will play Coachella, where Amrit and Brandon will be reviewing, photographing, and tanning. Follow @them so you can get the Lohan sightings in real time.