The eleventh track we’re offering as part of _The Covers Album_ by Smallpox is a reimagining of the 1985 track “Voices Carry,” by ‘Til Tuesday (one of our favorite songs as well). Dan Smith of Smallpox opines on the song:
“March of 1985, ‘Til Tuesday releases their first single and there begins my lifelong “thing” for Aimee Mann. That same summer, a girl with the same hairdo from Paterson, NJ, of all places, moves into my neighborhood and ends up becoming one of the best friends I’ve ever had. And the thing is, we’re both sort of in love with each other but were too dumb to actually say it.”
As is often the case with stories like this, it takes a macabre and sad turn. “Fast forward to April ’87, I finally work up the nerve to tell her,” Smith continues, “and literally the day I’m going to call, her sister calls me to tell me that she died in a car accident. God sure has a wicked sense of humor sometimes.”
As you might be able to tell, each of the tracks featured on _The Covers Album_ comes with deep personal meaning from far in Smith’s past, each contributing to his own musical vocabulary, which you can hear on Smallpox’ album _For A Girl_ (Eyeball Records), or on Dan Smith’s Dromedary release _Groping For Luna, Vol. 1_
You can get “Voices Carry” for just one dollar “here”:https://dromedaryrecords.bandcamp.com/track/voices-carry, or pick up the entire album for $18 and have immediate access to each song as we upload them every other week (plus extras).