Given that it’s my favourite Nick Cave song, you’d expect me to dislike any attempts to cover Into My Arms. Why mess with perfection, right?
For there was nobody more surprised than I when I heard Ane Brune’s version on her 2017 album Leave Me Breathless, a record packed full of cover versions of songs I love done in a totally unique way.
Which is odd, because I’m pretty sure that had I first heard this sound-tracking an advert for anti-perspirant or some such I probably would have hated it.
As it is, loads of weeping strings and steel guitars somehow give this an almost pastoral feel.
Check it out for yourself:
I still prefer the Dark Overlord’s version, of course, but that’s pretty good.