Music Montag: Emika (Chris Isaak cover)

by James Glazebrook

Emika Wicked Game

Damn, Emika is good at covers! Last summer, we posted her version of Radiohead’s “Exit Music (For a Film)”, and now the Berlin-based star has released her take on Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”, from her forthcoming album Dva. Em strips back the sex-on-the-beach classic, with her ghostly vocals floating over the top of plaintive piano and delicate beats, suggesting that her sophomore Ninja Tune release will be more orientated towards headphones than dancefloors.

You can download “Wicked Game” for free by signing up to the Emika mailing list hereDva drops on Ninja Tune on June 10, 2013; follow Emika on Facebook for news and updates.