Exclusive Song Premiere: ‘Someone Loves You,’ Tom Vek (Cookies Re-Dip)

Published December 6, 2011

 

ABOVE: COOKIES

 

A little over a month ago, Brooklyn-based electro-poppers Cookies put out a neo-disco-meets-island-rock version of Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” to a broad spectrum of blogosphere kudos. Now they’re back in the cover seat with a groovy “re-dip” of Tom Vek’s “Someone Loves You.”

“Tom asked me to do a remix, but I don’t usually have a firm handle on what I can add to a song that way,” says Cookies frontman Ben Sterling, who opted instead to make a cover à la Miss Janet. “To me, the best way to approach a remix is by truly recasting a song in your voice.” And Sterling and co. didn’t just settle with recasting the song with their retro space lounge stylings—they also tagged the cover of Vek’s album with their own silver graffito. “Spray paint is hard,” Sterling admits. “Props to Style Wars.”

 

COOKIES WILL PLAY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, AT CAMEO IN BROOKLYN. FOR MORE ON THE DUO, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.