News__ Track Meet: Ariel Pink’s “Baby”

June 07, 2012 | By


Oh baby

One of the most tender, adoration-filled American love songs ever created has elicited not one, but two incredible and relevant covers in the year 2012. Donnie and Jo Emerson's "Baby" was released in 1979. Earlier this year, the much-celebrated duo, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland (formerly known as Hype Williams) released their own rendition of "Baby." Now, today we have the pleasure of listening to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitti crooning their version with a little help from DāM-FunK.

Being the strange and wonderful weirdo that he is, Pink's rendition is not without a little edge and some ominous reverb, but it's nice to be reminded the brilliant and seemingly psychotic musical figures of our generation connect with pure and beautiful ballads like these. We say, keep 'em coming. We'll keep listening, baby.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s Mature Themes is set to be released August 21, you can get it on 4AD. In the meantime, stream their cover of "Baby" below.

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