Taken from their recently released Late Night Tales compilation, ‘Why Don’t Your Answer?’ is Friendly Fires interpretation of the ’78 electronic classic by Eberhard Schoener and Sting. Of the original track and the band’s own cover, Jack Savidge said: “Sting used to be cool! Check out the original of this song and believe it. Eberhard Schoener was a modern classical composer going through a Krautrock phase and Sting lent his vocals and uniquely crunchy sense of melody to this track. We tried to cover it in a way that would fit in with the rest of the tracklist, while maintaining the clean-lines and sleek motorik of the original.”
Check out the exclusive video for the track and what else the guys had to say about their cover here:
The single, as well as remixes by Jay Shepheard and Hot Since 82, is available now from iTunes.