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‘Hey, Who Really Cares?’ [Jon Hopkins remix] 

In just two short years Alela Diane has established herself as a firm Wears The Trousers favourite. Her second album The Pirate’s Gospel had us all swooning over her unique take on smalltown Americana, and this year’s To Be Still only confirmed her as a folk talent to be reckoned with. In between she somehow managed to find time to record an album of covers for last year’s Headless Heroes project. Masterminded by Eddie Bezalel and Hugo Nicolson, The Silence Of Love is a themed collection of reinterpretations spanning over 40 years of music released on Names Records. ‘Hey, Who Really Cares?’ was originally recorded by recently rediscovered folk singer Linda Perhacs on her 1970 album Parallelograms. This remix comes courtesy of Jon Hopkins, a British born musician and composer who has worked with Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Massive Attack, and Brian Eno, and has a bunch of other recording accolades to his name. A captivating, ethereal number with daydream electro elements, the Diane/Hopkins version of ‘Hey, Who Really Cares?’ is an unexpected treat, a worthy remix, and a good introduction to all the projects and artists concerned. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Headless Heroes, ‘Hey, Who Really Cares?’ [Jon Hopkins remix]

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