Samantha Urbani – Alien (Cover of Rexy)

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Since her band Friends split off some years ago, American singer-songwriter Samantha Urbani tries to pursue a solo career. Last year, she released the amazing “1 2 3 4” and the promising “U Know I Know”. Now, she opens this new year with “Alien”, a cover of British pop duo Rexy.

If you don”t know them, this is normal. They released only a single album back in 1981. “Running Out Of Time” became a real influence for a lot of alternative artists, including Urbani. She said in a press release:

“I first heard Running Out Of Time a few months after I had formed my own first (and only) band, Friends, and I heard natural similarities to the music I was already creating that made me feel very at home in listening to the album – like a companion that understood me – and enough differences to feel inspired, fascinated, and infatuated… There were songs about feeling alien amongst societally ‘normal’ humans, being suspicious of ‘music industry’ types who come off as vampiric, out of touch, and deceptive, songs about cops being scary righteous idiots, songs about forlorn yet zen-like acceptance of lost love – all things I felt so deeply at the time. And it was sung all in the most natural, un-self-conscious, spunky, sassy, and unaffected young woman’s voice – a record that was something truly punk, truly individualist, in that it was purely itself.”

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By the way, her label U R U (that she just launched) will reissue the LP with Lucky Number on March 18. You can listen to the original version of the track here:

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