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Vampire Weekend Brush Up On Their Italian, Cover Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Con Te Partiro’

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While other artists are busy premiering new tracks and LPs, Vampire Weekend have kicked off 2014 with a modern twist on an old classic. Dusting off their Italian skills, the guys have decided to tackle ‘Con Te Partiro’ (‘Time To Say Goodbye’), originally sung by Andrea Bocelli.

If Bocelli were to perform the song on some Caribbean island, this is exactly the sound he’d go for. The reggae-fied melody — something of a signature for the guys of Vampire Weekend — makes the otherwise traditional and conservative song a bit more approachable, especially for those yet to tiptoe into the opera realm.

The track will be featured on the ‘Sweetheart’ compilation, which arrives digitally — and on Starbucks store shelves — on Feb. 4. Fiona Apple, Jim James and Beck are among the other artists who cover famous love songs for the album — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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