I’ve got thick skin: Pauline Andrès has Sia – Elastic Heart covered
Pauline Andrès – Elastic Heart (Acoustic Apocalypse) is available at Apple Music.
by Walter Price
When noir-Americana artist/producer Pauline Andrès puts her voice on something, the shadowy nature of words shines through. Whether or not if these words are hers, or if she’s reimagining lyrics written by others. And while the world is on pause, performers around the world are doíng their best to keep fans engaged and intrigued, and Andrès just dropped a haunting slow-burn version of Sia’s “Elastic Heart” that does both.
Written by Sia (co-written by Thomas Wesley Pentz, Andrew Swanson), this song was originally an ode to finding love after heartbreak and has now, out of necessity, been transitioned into a similar yet more zeitgeist sentiment. Replacing heartbreak with pandemic and you have a tempestuous track that is as timely as it is emotionally stunning.
Andrès’ version is from the forthcoming quarantine inspired collection, ‘Acoustic Apocalypse‘, due in May 2020. Until then, you can stream both versions, below.
Artist photo by Tracy Allison
Elastic Heart (original)
Written by Sia Furler, Andrew Swanson, Thomas Wesley Pentz
Producing – Greg Kurstin, Diplo
Engineering – Greg Kurstin
Mixing – Manny Marroquin
“I happen to be on lockdown in a studio (that is not mine) in the middle of Nashville and I’m working on a new album. But without access to my band…I got sidetracked and will be releasing a new EP in May that mixes electro and my usual brand of Americana. It includes a couple acoustic songs that belong to my “Acoustic Apocalypse” collection. Because you can be strong and feel all the feels.” – Pauline Andrès