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Listen: Matthew Dear - “Pale Shelter” (feat. Tegan and Sara) [Tears for Fears Cover]

Tackle 1983 Single

Dec 17, 2013 Bookmark and Share


Hot on the heels of Tears for Fears sharing a cover of Animal Collective's "My Girls," Matthew Dear has inexplicably shared his own cover of Tears for Fears' 1983 single "Pale Shelter." Providing a little aid to the rendition are the Quin sisters Tegan and Sara, who have certainly embraced the new wave palette with their hit album Heartthrob. "We have been heavily influenced by Tears For Fears’ impressive body of work and it was an honor to create a new version of one of our favorite songs," says Sara. "Matthew Dear immediately came to mind as an exciting collaborator and we were delighted when he said yes! Matthew had suggested we try a vocal riff off the top of the song, and I think it adds a nice signature and melody to the final track."

Adds Dear: "I’ve been a fan of Tears For Fears for quite some time. When Tegan & Sara approached me to be involved with the project, my answer of 'Yes!' was easy to come by. Many of today’s artists have been greatly influenced by Tears For Fears, and it was an honor to try and do the song justice. This cover also gave me the opportunity to work with Tegan & Sara from the start to finish of a song. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of crafting the music around their vocals, and working closely with them on the final mix and feeling of the song."

Click below to listen to the cover.



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