Portishead: SOS

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a position to post anything new from Portishead, but that changes this week thanks to the release of their cover version of the ABBA classic, SOS. Originally recorded as part of the High-Rise soundtrack back in 2016, they have now given the track an official release through SoundCloud’s fan-powered royalty program. It’s quite amazing how much the song sounds like the perfect vehicle for the band, as soon as Beth Gibbons’ vocals emerge. The Swedish pop original is brimming with lament, which translates beautifully into this more atmospheric version. You can stream it for yourself below, with proceeds from the streams going to mental health charity, Mind.

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