Home Music Music News

Tame Impala Cover Nelly Furtado for BBC Live Lounge Performance

Tame Impala performed a rendition of the 2006 hit “Say It Right” from their studio in Perth, alongside a version of recent single “Is It True”.

Even one of the world’s biggest psych-rockers can’t resist a bit of unashamed pop, with Tame Impala offering up a version of Nelly Furtado’s 2006 hit “Say It Right” for their BBC Live Lounge Performance.

Recording the track from their Perth studio, Kevin Parker showed how suited towards a pop classic the Tame Impala experience is, with the three-piece setup delivering a hazy rendition of the Canadian artist’s chart-topping hit.

Originally released in 2006, Furtado’s original version was a global success, peaking at #2 in Australia in early 2007, just months before Parker officially launched his Tame Impala project. The track has also become something of a guilty pleasure for countless other artists, with the likes of Bloc Party and Swedish metal band Civil War covering the track. Fellow Australians Angus & Julia Stone also showed their appreciation of the track during a stint on triple j’s Like a Version around a decade ago.

To round out the session, Tame Impala also offered up a version of most recent single, “Is It True”, from their chart-topping album,¬†The Slow Rush.

Tame Impala’s aforementioned record was originally set to see the group tour the country in April of this year in support of its release. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 global pandemic caused these dates to be postponed to December of 2020, before they were once again pushed back to the end of 2021.

Meanwhile, Tame Impala are currently nominated for seven awards at the 2020 ARIA Awards, with Parker up for Album of the Year, Best Pop Release, Best Rock Album and Best Group, as well recognition in the Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year categories. The 2020 ARIA Awards will be handed out at a socially-distanced ceremony in Sydney on November 25th.

Tame Impala 2021 Tour Dates

Rescheduled dates

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Moved from Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Moved from Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Moved from Sunday, December 13th, 2020
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Monday, December 13th, 2021
Moved from Monday, December 14th, 2020
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Moved from Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Moved from Saturday, December 19th, 2020
RAC Arena, Perth, WA (All Ages)

Tickets on sale now through Ticketek