Lucy Dacus has recorded a cover of Cher‘s ‘Believe’ for Spotify’s Singles series.
The new version appears alongside a new take of ‘Partner In Crime’, taken from last year’s album ‘Home Video’.
“I feel like some of my favourite lyrics that I’ve written are in ‘Partner in Crime’ and maybe they aren’t as noticeable because the effect takes you out of it a little bit,” Dacus explains. “So, I just wanted to strip it bare and showcase the song for what it is without any tricky production move.”
“‘Partner in Crime’ was partially inspired by ‘Believe’, so I thought it’d be nice to pair them together,” she continues. “I love Cher’s voice and how low it gets. The timbre of her voice is so unique, you can recognise it anywhere. Even with the autotune, you can tell that it’s Cher and nobody else. But, on our cover, taking away the autotune, I feel like you can tell that the structure of the song is very special and I did feel myself accidentally wanting to become Cher when I was doing vocal takes. It could never happen, but I love a low voiced pop legend.”