Tame Impala singer Kevin Parker says he pinched himself when he found out Rihanna wanted to cover one of the band’s songs.
Same Ol’ Mistakes on Anti is a copy of New Person, Same Old Mistakes from the Australian band’s third album Currents. Kevin told Newsbeat:
“I got a message from my manager saying what was going to happen. I checked it twice, pinched myself… woke up the next morning and made sure it actually happened.”
Rihanna’s track is pretty faithful to the Tame Impala version.But it’s become rare for an artist to cover a song so closely to the original.
“It’s only a compliment to me,” said Kevin.
He joked: “Maybe they tried to improve it and they couldn’t.”