Walt Disco have covered ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’, which was originally released in 1980 by Stephanie Mills.
It follows their rendition of Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ – both tracks are part of an upcoming 5-track covers EP, ‘Always Sickening’, which will be released in full on November 25th via Lucky Number.
Walt Disco singer Jocelyn Potter shares: “I think this might be my favourite cover from our wee EP, singing it was a delight and I think you can hear how much fun I was having. We had so much fun studying and taking apart the music, it was absolutely fascinating and we were really in awe of its mastery. Turning the improvised vocal runs into a choral part at the end felt amazing and I love listening to what we ended up with. It’s a honour to sing one of the greatest love songs ever written, which perfectly sums up the all-consuming nature of loving someone with every inch of your being.”
The five covers were previously announced last month, with the group saying: “We chose each song for their intrinsic charm and motherly guiding quality. We see this in the confident proclamation in ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before‘, the thankless devotion of ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the shady commentary on the bourgeois in ‘Club Country’ by our heroes The Associates, the tenderness of ‘Saw You in a Dream’, and the bizarre world of Aldous Harding’s ‘The Barrel’.”
“Each song has a strong sense of emotion and self, which we strive for in our own music,” they conclude. “We had a lot of fun working on these covers, both in forming our own interpretations and in recording it ourselves in our wee studio.”
You can listen to Walt Disco’s rendition of ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’ below:
You can pre-order ‘Always Sickening’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)
- Club Country (The Associates)
- Saw You In A Dream (The Japanese House)
- The Barrel (Aldous Harding)
- Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)