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The Beths, Chelsea Jade, Shihad Cover Split Enz On ‘True Colours, New Colours' Collection

The Beths, Chelsea Jade, Shihad Cover Split Enz On ‘True Colours, New Colours' Collection

Chris Cudby / Image: The Beths / Photo credit: Mason Fairey / Friday 12th February, 2021 9:04AM

Celebrating more than four decades since the release of Split Enz's canonical 1980 studio album True Colours, a bevvy of Australasian talents have recorded fresh takes on the Finn Brothers' multi-platinum opus on True Colours, New Colours. Aotearoa artists reimagining the record's classic tunes include power-pop champs The Beths putting their own amped up spin on 'What's The Matter With You', Chelsea Jade making a splash with her woozy 'Shark Attack', Shihad delivering a new wavey fuzzed-out  'I Got You', Stan Walker's enjoyably reggae-tinged rendition of 'Poor Boy' ("You're looking at an interplanetary Romeo"), and a rare appearance from Ladyhawke, performing a pulsing version of the synthy 'I Wouldn't Dream Of It'. I demand to see a video featuring The Beths wearing the fabled Split Enz harlequin-style suits — cross those fingers and hit play on the whole shabang below, which also includes the original tunes for handy comparison...


‘True Colours, New Colours - The Songs Of Split Enz' is out now via Warner Music New Zealand.

Links
timfinn.com/split-enz/

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