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Van She – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

Van She has teamed up with Bacardi B-Live, another great company that is tastefully aligning themselves with important contemporary cultural movements and artists along with Scion (I am not getting paid to plug them, just love what they are doing). Van She decides to cover Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” WITHOUT Cowbell, which maybe blasphemy but they do an amazing job transforming the track into a modern sounding synth drenched pop tune. I love the classic Van She Tech lush synths that kick in during the 2nd half of the tune. Be on the lookout for the Holy Ghost! remix of this cover.

Van She – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

“Well that song has such a nice vibe to it and the harmonies in the lah lah lah section are so warm and care free, then it drops into that beautiful tube/tape sounding guitar which leaves you in this gap of contemplation and you just sit there with your headphones on going ” laaa lalaaalala “. we also chose it because a lot of people i know think the song is quite gothic and proggy, which it is due to blue oysters style, but i also think the song is very amazing lyrically and beautiful and i guess it didn’t feel like it totally comes across in their version unless you read the lyrics. so i thought we could do a version that sounded like what we interpreted the lyrics to be … romantic and deep and uplifting as well. we love the song a lot as well which also had something to do with it.” – Van She (via

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