Over the years, Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game” has become a popular song to cover. The late 80s hit was noted for its steamy video and equally sexy lyrics and sound. Finland’s H.I.M. did a heavy cover to fit into their “love metal” genre. Gemma Hayes did an all acoustic cover that hit #1 in Sweden. Il Divo even covered the song in Italian. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere Los Angeles singer-songwriter/producer, Heather Christie‘s new cover of the song.
Christie’s cover is anything but traditional. She gives it a Born to Die-era Lana Del Rey spin with her sultry voice over electronic drums and lush synth pads. Electric guitar flourishes and dissonant electronic elements give the song a necessary tension but it never loses sight of the original masterpiece.