Years ago I came across this cover version of MGMT’s insanely popular song “Electric Feel” and to this day I can’t trace its origin or why it even exists. Nonetheless, this was recorded probably around 2008 or 2009, back when Katy Perry was a relatively new artist. This was also a time when MGMT’s debut Oracular Spectacular was all the rage, producing other hits such as “Kids” and “Time To Pretend”.
Her cover takes a sharp turn from the original and even her own pop rock sound from the time; simple acoustics, soft bells and smooth vocals all layer together to create a unique take on this classic song. The thing that I like most is the way she managed to step out of the comfort of the sounds we were accustomed to from both artists, and make a completely different and unique version. This one just sounds so natural and easy going that if I didn’t know any better, I would thought this was a Katy Perry original.