WATCH: Rock Musicians Featured On 'Sweet Dreams' Cover
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine is among the musicians featured on a dramatic cover version of the Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).”
Also contributing to the song from The Miraculous Love Kids / Girl with a Guitar are Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) and Cherie Currie (The Runaways) as well as musicians Wayne Kramer, Kris Myers, Inara George and Greg Kurstin.
“We wanted to do something moody — a kind of gothic hymn — and we gravitated toward the dark yet hopeful spirit of this song,” explained Lanny Cordola, who founded The Miraculous Love Kids / Girl with a Guitar in 2015 to support girls and young women impacted by violence in Afghanistan.
In a release, he added: “The lines in the song — ‘Some of them want to use you / some of them want to get used by you / some of them want to abuse you / some of them want to be abused’ — really resonate, reflecting these troubled times.
“But then a glimmer of optimism — ‘Hold your head up…keep your head up’ — gently flows through the voices of these girls who have experienced the worst that humanity has to offer.”
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” was a breakthrough hit for the Eurythmics in 1983 and topped the charts in the U.S. and Canada. It was famously covered in 1995 by Marilyn Manson and by Weezer on last year’s Teal Album.
A socially-distanced video for the new cover version was directed by Hans Fjellestad. Watch it below:
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