And we thought we were already enamored with Haley Coupon’s brittle, beautiful cover of Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” before, but this impromptu apartment-set video for the song has us swooning even further. Swoon levels maximized. No more juice left in the old swoon engine here.
“The whole EP is sort of tinted with nostalgia,” the New York City artist told us of her EP Remembrance, when we debuted the pining “Let Me Be” a while back. This cover is no different. Although shooting the video was a little more fun than the feel of the song might have you think.
“This is what a bunch of unemployed musicians do on a Tuesday,” she told us matter-of-factly. “After we spent 30 minutes setting up, it took 3 minutes to film. Then we got beers and pretzels from a faux German joint in Fort Greene.”
That sounds like going forwards to us.
Coupon performs tonight, Monday, October 28, at the Mercury Lounge in New York City.