Manchester Orchestra recently appeared on Sirius XM in support of their latest album, The Valley of Vision. Meanwhile, lead singer Andy Hull covered Cher’s 1998 classic hit “Believe” and put the band’s spin on the pop song.
This one took on a darker tone, beginning with a soft piano and Hull’s soothing voice echoing around the room. Basically, the sound of this recording is first class. “Do you believe in life after love?” he asks about Cher’s memorable lyrics.
The video was also released in black and white, adding to the emotion of this version.
“There’s a sense of stillness… The whole thing feels like it’s floating,” Hull recently told Alt Press of the band’s new album, which also doubles as a virtual reality film project. “It’s a moment of reflection and gratitude. I hope it’s something that people can get that feeling from and help them too. It also feels like a bridge into this world that we still live in and write songs in.”
“It’s really a record after a couple of pretty traumatic years for us personally,” he added. “Without that, the songs could not have been written two years ago. I never want to say exactly what it’s about because I don’t want anyone to limit their opinion of the story.”
Check out the cover of Cher’s “Believe” by the Manchester Orchestra above.
Cher is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
https://uproxx.com/indie/manchester-orchestra-cher-believe/ Manchester Orchestra covered Cher’s “Believe”.