Charlie Hickey has released a stripped-back cover of MGMT’s ‘Time To Pretend’.
Released via Phoebe Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory Records, it comes ahead of the start of a North American tour for Charlie, starting on 24th March.
Speaking about the track, Charlie explains: “Ya know when things are so simply perfect that you almost take it for granted and forget a human made it? That’s kind of what this song is to me. I can only imagine that after they made this song in their college dorm room, they sat there and thought “we are going to be millionaires”. It’s the kind of song that we all know every word to but the depth of them is far beyond what we might stop to consider. I think writing a song like this is my biggest goal as a songwriter and I hope someday I do it. Every time I hear a great pop song like this, I have the urge to strip it of everything and see if I can make people understand how great and emotional it is if they don’t already”.
It follows the release of Charlie’s debut album ‘Nervous at Night’ in May 2022.
You can check out the cover here: