Mikal Cronin – “I’m Gonna Be” (Proclaimers Cover) & “Kiss Me” (Sixpence None The Richer Cover)

For Aquarium Drunkard’s most recent Lagniappe Sessions — a column where they enlist different artists to give away one-off tracks — Mikal Cronin, of Ty Segall band fame and contributor to Adult Swim’s garage comp, shares two covers of ’90s movie soundtrack radio staples. On ukelele and melodica, Cronin does his own renditions of the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be” (Benny And Joon) and Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me” (She’s All That). Of the tracks he recorded for an at-the-time long distance girlfriend he says:

I recorded these songs a little while ago to send to my girlfriend when we were living in different states. We share an affinity for cheesy 80s and 90s pop songs, and since she can play ukelele well we could trade cover songs back and forth. On my computer I titled the album these songs belong to as “(F)ukin’ around with Mikal Cronin”… which I stand behind as a mildly funny name for a dumb uke cover album.

Let this be a lesson to all of us in LDRs or something to stick in our knowledge bank for potential future far away paramours: Creativity is key when battling distance. Unfortunately, sometimes that comes with getting “I would walk five hundred miles and I would walk five hundred more…” in your head for, perhaps, an eternity. Check (da-duh-da!) out (da-duh-da!) the (da-duh-da!) songs (da-duh-da!) below (da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-duh-da-da-da-da!).

(via self-titled via Aquarium Drunkard)

Cronin’s excellent sophomore LP MCII is out now via Merge.