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Billboard Premieres New Meiko Single

The first single from Meiko‘s soon-to-be-released new covers album Playing Favorites premiered today on Billboard.com. Her remake of “Crush”, the 1998 hit by Jennifer Paige, “…takes the bubbly, heart-fluttering pop tune and puts a dramatic edge on it, brimming with reverb that make the singer’s passionate vocals alluringly eerie.”

The 12-song album features live covers of songs from namestays including Duran Duran, Blind Melon, The Cranberries, and Sade (among others). The album is a binaural recording, and the performances were captured in an abandoned church in Brooklyn, NY.

Playing Favorites will be released on May 25. Meiko will be celebrating the release with a performance at New York City’s Opry City Stage on May 22, for which tickets are still available.

 

Meiko Zombie Cover

Meiko Releases Cranberries Cover

Long known for her seductively haunting voice, singer-songwriter Meiko released “Zombie” today, the first single from her upcoming covers album, Playing Favorites (Chesky Records). The timing of the first release comes as a tragic and unfortunate result of the untimely passing of The Cranberries front-woman Dolores O’Riordan on January 15th.

Meiko says, “I recorded this version about a month ago to include on a covers album I’ve been working on. Even though it’s a heavy song, I wanted to slow it down and play it a bit more delicately because I wanted the energy to match how the lyrics make me feel. I hope I’ve done it justice.”

Meiko’s “Zombie” remake has already garnered airplay on radio stations across the U.S., including KCRW and KCSN Los Angeles, WRGX New York, WRNR Baltimore, WYCE Grand Rapids, WAPS Akron, Lightning 100 Nashville, and KWGS Tulsa (among others).