Wolf Alice Cover King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s “Sense”
English alternative rock band Wolf Alice performed a cover of “Sense” by psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. The song originally served as the opening track for King Gizzard’s 2015 album Paper mache dream balloon.
Speaking on the King Gizzard track, Stereogum quotes Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell as saying, “It’s a beautiful song. It’s quite different from a lot of their other stuff. Sounds a bit like an old classic song, doesn’t it? Roswell went on to explain that the band had a hard time deciding which style they wanted to play and sing the song, and said they wanted to sing the song exactly as it was.
Wolf Alice’s cover of the 2015 Gizzard track mixes elements that remain very faithful to the original while adding certain changes that create a very distinct listening experience from the original rendition of “Sense”. Various melodies of the song, especially the way it is sung, remain very similar to the original despite being sung in a higher octave. However, Wolf Alice’s take on the track is decidedly less optimistic, opting to let soft, slow piano lines dominate much of the song’s soundscape. Listen to Wolf Alice’s rendition of “Sense” and a behind-the-scenes interview with the band via YouTube below.
Wolf Alice recently announced a new upcoming album titled blue lullabyslated for June 24 via Dirty Hit Records