Friday Cover: Duncan Sheik - "Hold Me Now" (Thompson Twins)

As a pure 80's synth/pop nugget, The Thompson Twins' "Hold Me Now" ranks as one of the decade's more memorable melodies. For his Covers 80's album Duncan Sheik strips it back to its core and then turns it into a lovely ode to relationships and forgiveness with some sweet harmonies from Rachel Yamagata. When choosing tracks for the album, he says that "Hold Me Now" was one song he was “on the fence about — but when Rachel came to sing on it, it started to have the emotional resonance that made me think I should include it on the record.” Sheik has been busy lately wrapping up a new solo project, working on a McG-directed film version of his Tony-winning Broadway rock musical Spring Awakening and launching a new musical project based on American Psycho. PS: For another take on "Hold Me Now" click through below and listen to a version from L.A. singer/songwriter Sara Lov.

Duncan Sheik - "Hold Me Now" (from Covers 80's)

Sara Lov - "Hold Me Now" (Thompson Twins Cover)

Sara Lov

Duncan Sheik