Listen to Iron and Wine’s Take on Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’
Over the summer, a portion of a version of Cyndi Lauper's classic ballad "Time After Time" by Iron and Wine was used as part of a McDonald's ad campaign (see the clip above). Now, Sam Beam has released the entire song, which you can stream from the Spotify widget below.
Cover songs have become somewhat of a parallel career recently for Beam, the sole force behind Iron and Wine, with his acoustic guitar and gentle voice being used for either heartfelt purposes -- as can be heard here -- or ironic, such as when he tackled Gwar's "Sick of You." Last year, he teamed up with Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses for Sing Into My Mouth, in which they recorded 12 diverse covers ranging from Talking Heads ("This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" to Sade ("Bulletproof Soul") to Pete Seeger ("Coyote, My Little Brother") to Spiritualized (“The Straight and Narrow”)
Earlier this year, Beam returned to singing his own compositions, releasing Love Letter for Fire, an album of duets that he wrote and recorded with Jesca Hoop. Beam has not put out an album comprised solely of Iron and Wine material since 2013's Ghost on Ghost.
"Time After Time" was the second single from Lauper's blockbuster 1983 debut, She's So Unusual. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1984 and stayed there for two weeks. The song received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, but lost to Tina Turner's equally timeless "What's Love Got to Do With It."
Listen to Iron and Wine's Cover of "Time After Time"
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