Da mesma cartola mágica de onde saiu a versão que Nick Cave fez para “Cosmic Dancer“, sai agora um olhar delicado de Devendra Banhart para “Scenescof”. A cartola é o disco de tributo a Marc Bolan e aos T. Rex, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex.
O tema escolhido por Banhart é um original de 1968, retirado de My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair… But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows dos Tyrannosaurus Rex, primeira encarnação do que viria a ser depois os T. Rex.
Sobre o tema e Bolan, Devendra confessa que:
I was completely in love with Marc Bolan, from John’s Children to Dandy in the Underworld and everything in between. I remember the feeling of freedom I got from ‘Scenescof’… ‘I don’t need anyone to dictate all my fun smile your smile and then run’…. That line gave me the courage to carve out a little bit of fantasy in my life back in my late teens. But now, the song will be inextricably linked with mourning, it was the last time I was in a studio with my dear dear friend Hal Willner.
I haven’t even begun to process the heartbreak of that loss… we were just texting about Jerry Lewis and sending each other links to funny videos and weird songs and two weeks later he was gone…. Hal had the coolest, calmest demeanor, the kind that comes from having had really been through some shit and come out of it still caring about life, the world, and art. I will miss him terribly, to two angel headed hipsters , I’m honoured to be a part of this tribute album.
AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T.Rex sai a 04 de Setembro pela BMG. Em baixo versão e original para aquele Descubra As Diferenças que sabe sempre bem.
Devendra colaborou recentemente com Mykki Blanco em “You Will Find It” e fez também uma cover para “Swan”, música do disco de estreia de Ioanna Gika.