Electro crooners Dead Times have yet to release an album, but to ease the anticipation they decided to cover a 1979 track called “Baby” by the then teenage brother duo Donnie & Joe Emerson. The song has experienced a recent resurgence last year thanks to a vinyl crate digger, a few music blogs, and a re-release by Light In The Attic Records. While Dead Times isn’t the first to cover it, they are the first to appropriately render it into a smooth trill with deep beats.
FBV wanted to know why Dead Times chose this song to cover, so we asked vocalist Calvin Markus:
“I first heard the song in the movie Celeste and Jesse Forever. I had no idea of its origins, just thought it was a great song. I remember listening to the song with my roommate Luke in his car and thinking: ‘Damn, a sweet sunny R&B rendition of this would be amazing.’ Travis and I wrote it in probably like two hours. Dead Times naturally writes dark brooding material so this was a good way for us to explore love and happiness. It’s a study in good vibes.”