Rss Feed
Tweeter button
Facebook button
Reddit button
Myspace button
Linkedin button
Webonews button
Delicious button
Digg button
Flickr button
Stumbleupon button
Newsvine button
Youtube button

Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator Premiere

113a5f88fd3a4cfe6639b49d3dbf8d13 Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator Premiere

Lesley Gore‘s assertive, Quincy Jones-produced pop ballad became an instant radio staple when it was released in 1963, and has been covered by everyone from Dusty Springfield to Joan Jett to Michelle Branch to Nicole Scherzinger over the decades.  (And let’s of course not forget Bette, Diane and Goldie belting out the defiant tune while wearing all white in The First Wives Club!)

Now Minneapolis band Poliça have given Gore’s hit a fresh makeover, complete with moody synths, gorgeous bass and Channy Leaneagh‘s lulling vocals. The track is one of four extras included on the Deluxe Edition re-release of the band’s second album Shulamith (out June 10th). And for all the vinyl lovers out there, the quintet’s version of the song will also be issued as a 10″ record, first on June 30 in Europe and then later this month via the band’s stateside label Mom + Pop.

“We’ve been playing this song live for the past year on all the Shulamith tours,” Channy tells Idolator. “‘You Don’t Own Me’ says all the things I try to say in my own songs: it’s one of the most lyrically perfect songs I’ve ever heard and Lesley Gore delivers it like no other can, so thanks to her for being and thanks to you for listening.”

Catch Poliça on the road this summer during the following dates:

Jun 03 – Mod Club – Toronto, CA
Jun 05 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Jun 06 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jun 07 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Jun 08 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
Jun 09 – Southgate -Cincinnati, OH
Jun 10 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Jun 12 -Bonnaroo -Manchester, TN
Jun 14 – Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, nc
Jun 16 – Bowery Ballroom -New York, NY
Jun 17 – Music Hall of Williamsburg -Brooklyn, NY
Jun 21 – Southside Festival – Stodtlen, Germany
Jun 22 – Hurricane Festival – Scheesel, Germany
Jun 24 – Freiheiz – Munich, Germany
Jun 25 – Zakk – Dusseldorf, Germany
Jun 28 – The Old Market, Brighton, UK
Jun 29 – Down The Rabbit Hole – Ewijk, NDL
Aug 2 – Visions Festival – London, UK
Aug 3 – Rivierenhof, Antwerp, BEL
Aug 4 – Taubchenthal – Leipzig, GERM
Aug 7 – Way Out West – Gothenberg, SWE
Aug 9 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, FIN
Aug 11 – Train – Arhus, DEN
Aug 12 – Palmengarten – Frankfurt, GER
Aug 14 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Aug 15 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK
Aug 16 – Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
Aug 30 – Bumbershoot – Seattle, WA

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.


You might also like

ae4ff52ff8c2456d8df9810e36037a8c Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator PremiereQuincy Jones On Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’: “It’s About Money”
Quincy Jones can talk at length about Michael Jackson. As the producer behind Off...
7f741ce7bc857201274c05f5a94382c8 Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator PremiereCoco Jones Covers Lorde’s “Royals”: Watch The Soulful Cover
Disney starlet Coco Jones is just the latest Hollywood Records songstress to launch...
c6f408ad38483afd27ddb7e395b42ca2 Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator PremiereLaurie David Denies Al Gore Affair Rumors
Star Magazine recently reported that Al Gore had a 2-year affair with producer Laurie...
7ec755ddcbbb575510f56423f6071d6f Polica’s “You Don’t Own Me” Cover: Idolator PremiereEd Sheeran Covers Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” & Performs “Sing” For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge: Watch
Ed Sheeran‘s funky Song Of The Summer contender “Sing” was finally...
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply