Fantastic Cat bracht twee weken geleden een wondermooie cover uit van Warren Zevon, ook bij Rolling Stone Magazine waren ze dusdanig onder de indruk dat ze meteen op hun site zwierden.
Warren Zevon’s ‘Keep Me in Your Heart’ Gets Covered by Men Wearing Cat Masks and It’s Superb
Fantastic Cat, the mostly anonymous Americana supergroup, deliver an exquisite version of Zevon's goodbye ballad 20 years after the songwriter's death.
There’s been a well-deserved resurgence in Warren Zevon’s music of late, 20 years after the songwriter’s death. Billy Joel raved about his work to the L.A. Times in a recent interview, Shooter Jennings devoted two full concerts to playing only Zevon songs, and, in February, Zevon himself was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023.
But Fantastic Cat — a mostly anonymous Americana supergroup whose members prefer to issue press photos wearing feline faces — have been singing Zevon’s praises since their very first show in 2021. They covered the bittersweet goodbye “Keep Me in Your Heart” that night and it’s been in the band’s set ever since.
On Tuesday, Fantastic Cat officially released their version of the song to streaming services along with an in-the-studio music video. It’s an exquisite rendering of Zevon’s ballad (which the songwriter wrote and released as he was hearing the end of his battle with cancer) with each member of Fantastic Cat singing lead and then joining their voices together for the “sha-la-la” harmonies of the chorus.