Luke Temple & Eliot Krimsky – “Suffer” (Curtis Mayfield Cover)

Next month, Here We Go Magic frontman Luke Temple drops his surprisingly funk-afflicted solo album Good Mood Fool, and we’ve already posted the first single “Katie.” Elsewhere on the album, he and fellow Here We Go Magic member Eliot Krimsky have teamed up for a slippery, Auto-Tuned cover of the late soul-music genius Curtis Mayfield’s shattering and regretful ballad “Suffer,” a song that Mayfield co-write with Donny Hathaway for the 1974 album Sweet Exorcist. It takes a lot of balls for anyone to try a Curtis Mayfield song, since they tend to be pretty perfect, but Temple and Krimsky at least offer a refreshingly rethought version of the original.

Good Mood Fool is out 10/15 on Secretly Canadian.