In the leadup to their event at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Mancunian avant-pysch maestros Whyte Horses have delivered up a typically unique and fresh reworking of the old Todd Rundgren track I Saw The Light – check it out below.
Coming on the heels of the recent Empty Words album but not on that release, Whyte Horses strip away some of the poppy Goffin/King sensibility of the original, with the band again co-opt the sublime vocals of Mélanie Pain, this time to layer the track is a drowsy, delightful charm.
Vocal harmonies and a light yet trippy arrangement take the song into more abstract and existential territory, spinning the feather-light love story of Rundgren’s version into something that feels oddly unsettling yet still beguiling.
I Saw The Light is out now, and can also be streamed on Spotify. The band play as part of The Whyte Horses Experience show at the Royal Festival Hall on September 13th – you can get ticket information here.