As previously reported, Dave Gahan and Mark Lanegan teamed up with Martyn LeNoble and Christian Eigner to record a cover of David Bowie's "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)." The track, which was released today, was recorded as a benefit single for the American Liver Foundation. Fans of Soulsavers and Mark Lanegan will not be disappointed with this superb and mesmerizing take on Bowie's classic. Sonically this is Soulsavers spellbinding, moody music paired with Lanegan's unmistakably gravelly yet oh-so-soothing and entrancing vocals; Gahan provides backup vocals for the last minute of the song. This is a beautiful and captivating version of a classic track. Bowie would be proud.
"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" is currently not available for streaming because it is a benefit single. Do yourself (and those with liver disease) a favor by purchasing the track digitally via iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. All proceeds go to the American Liver Foundation.
UPDATE: Lenoble has made the song available to stream. It'd still be cool if you bought a copy though.
LeNoble was a founding member of Porno For Pyros and has worked with Mark Lanegan and Soulsavers in the past; Eigner collaborated with Dave Gahan on several Depeche Mode songs released on 2005's Playing The Angel and 2009's Sounds Of The Universe.
The original version of "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" was recorded by David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder in 1981 and served as the theme song for the 1982 remake of the film Cat People. Bowie went on to re-record the track and released a new version on 1983's Let's Dance.
Published August 2nd, 2016