RHODA DAKAR has unveiled another new video in her series of five cover version singles for Sunday Best.
The latest release, following on from her recordings of ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ and ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, is a ska version of ‘Walking After Midnight’, previously best known as a massive country hit for Patsy Cline in 1957.
“I was introduced to Country music through Elvis Costello’s Almost Blue album,” Rhoda says of the roots of her discovery of the song. “I loved ‘Sweet Dreams’ and once I heard Patsy Cline’s version I was hooked. Even my kids used to request ‘Crazy’ in the car. After Sarah Everard’s murder ‘Walking After Midnight’ was the first tune that came to mind, especially as I, too, had taken to walking around after dark during lockdown. Somehow it felt safer. It seems the predators felt so too.”
Produced by Lenny Bignell (Pama International, Phoenix City All-Stars) and mastered by dubstep pioneer Jason Goz at Transition Mastering, the single is backed with a dub version of the track, ‘Midnight Skank’, featuring MC Natty Campbell.