It’s out! Beyond Border has released their cover of Visage’s “The Damned Don’t Cry.” The release includes an album version, classic version, and a club version.
You can find it on Bandcamp.
I typically don’t write about teasers for single songs, but I’m making an exception.
Beyond Border is one of the best new bands on the scene and my favorite discovery of the year. They’ve recorded a cover of the new romantic classic “The Damned Don’t Cry,” originally by Visage. The song features additional vocals by singer/songwriter Lis van den Akker and is produced by Ruined Conflict’s Xavier Morales.
“The Damned Don’t Cry” will be out sometime in June, and I’ll be sure to update this post when the song is released.
There’s a minute-long snippet already available on Facebook, and it sounds fantastic. It has a deep, rich bassline that’s become the hallmark of Beyond Border. Everything they record just sounds epic.
Who is Beyond Border?
Beyond Border is a brand new futurepop band from Germany. They’ve released a number of singles this year and a collection called “First Contact.” You can learn more about them in my original post.
Their most recent release is “Construction.” It was number one on my countdown of my favorite synthpop songs of April 2020.
The original “The Damned Don’t Cry”
Visage is one of the most influential synthpop bands of all time. They’re best known for “Fade to Grey,” but they had a number of other hits, including “The Damned Don’t Cry.” The song originally appeared on Visage’s second album, The Anvil, in 1982.
You can watch the original music video below to get an idea of how different Beyond Border’s version is.
Cover songs are pretty hot right now. There are recent covers of Bronski Beat’s “Hit That Perfect Beat,” Blind Melon’s “No Rain,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm,” and Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman.”