Dozens of musicians have covered Duran Duran songs over the years, but it's safe to say few have chosen to interpret Read My Lips, a track off the band's oft-overlooked 1990 record, Liberty.
Seattle duo Fly Moon Royalty has a good story behind their cover, though. Made up of sultry singer Adra Boo and DJ/producer Action J, here's how it came about, according to Action J:
Our friend Jenny George is a leukemia survivor who throws a fundraiser/birthday party every year around Valentine's Day called "Dancing on the Valentine." All the proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She picks one popular (older) artist, and all of her band friends get together and play covers of the artist's discography.
In 2012 it was Duran Duran. Since we are a more production-based band, doing a cover usually means rewriting the track completely. In fear of just making a bad karaoke version of the song, I decided to flip it entirely. I turned it into a song we would likely write. The lyrics have a whole new meaning when you hear Adra sing them. It's much more sensual.
I can think of no better way to kick off the week. Sit back and absorb ...
Click here to listen to "Read My Lips"