Regina Spektor Covers Radiohead’s “No Surprises”
The Russian singer/songwriter remakes the OK Computer ballad to benefit Doctors Without Borders.
Russian-born singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has lent her signature stripped-down piano and distinct vocal stylings to a cover of Radiohead’s “No Surprises.” The track is available exclusively at iTunes and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Relief Fund. Purchase the new track here.
Spektor first covered the song during her March benefit concert in New York City, which was inspired by the recent earthquake disasters in both Haiti and Chile, and also raised money for Doctors Without Borders, an international medical/humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in nearly 60 countries.
“No Surprises,” off Radiohead’s iconic album OK Computer — No. 5 on SPIN’s just-posted countdown of the 125 Greatest Albums of the Past 25 Years. Spektor’s own version highlights her unique sorrowful soprano and sparse piano-driven melody, with Thom Yorke’s thought-provoking lyrics on alienation in contemporary society left intact.
“I LOVE them,” Spektor writes of Radiohead on her website. “Thank them for donating their proceeds too!!! They are the best!”
Spektor is currently on tour in Australia, behind her latest SPIN-approved album Far. Check out her site for details.
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