Vampire Weekend Member Creates Annie Lennox/Carly Rae Jepsen Mashup
With countless YouTube covers (and the Billboard Hot 100 crown) to its credit, you’d think Carly Rae Jepsen‘s ‘Call Me Maybe’ had gone just about as far as it could go. But Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij begs to differ — he’s just posted a mashup that finds the hitherto-unknown common thread between ‘Maybe’ and Annie Lennox’s 1992 hit ‘Walking on Broken Glass.’
As for why he went to the trouble of creating the track (which he’s sensibly titled ‘Call Me on Broken Glass’), Batmanglij says “this one is strictly for the lulz.” Fair enough! Have a listen to the song, which he posted via his SoundCloud account, below — and then you can also check out other Rostam uploads, like his production of Das Racist’s ‘The Trick.’
‘Call Me on Broken Glass’ comes on the heels of Jepsen’s own cover of ‘Call Me Maybe,’ performed with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots using classroom instruments like a triangle and miniature xylophone. It’s certainly adorable, but not quite as clever as Rostam’s mashup — and anything that gives people an excuse to listen to Annie Lennox is all right in our book.
Rostam will be busy with Vampire Weekend over the summer. The band is scheduled to play a handful of gigs, including the Pitchfork Music Festival, in between sessions for their next album, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Contra.’
Listen to the Annie Lennox/Carly Rae Jepsen Mashup ‘Call Me on Broken Glass’