#songoftheday / VIDEO: Asami Zdrenka – Pure Morning (Placebo cover)

Placebo is one of those sacred bands to me.  A band that’s so dear to my heart that I shudder at the idea of anyone covering them.  So, I did not expect to like this at all.  But I have to hand it to her, she more than does the song justice.  It’s a rather faithful rendition, but, of course, it sounds dramatically different at the same time since Asami is, obviously, a female and her voice is very different than Brian Molko’s.  Alas, it turns out that it puts a different spin on it, which is actually quite lovely.  Check out her cover of Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” which she does in the style of Saint Etienne’s cover of the same.


Asami Zdrenka is a 19-year-old artist born in Japan. With an eclectic heritage including Danish and Russian, her family settled in a small village in Suffolk where she grew up.

A Cover Trilogy is a series of live covers of songs Asami loves which reflect the diversity of her musical taste. Asami said, “I’ve always loved a bit of rock but I’ve not had a chance to show that in music yet… so now with Pure Morning I have!”

As part of the Sony RCA UK and US signed girlband Neon Jungle, Asami achieved chart success including a UK top 10 album and two top 10 singles.

Asami recently signed to Storm Models for special bookings and she is currently working with producers, writing and recording new music.


Youtube info:

Published on Sep 24, 2015

I’ve always loved a bit of rock but I’ve not had a chance to show that in music yet… so now with Pure Morning I have!

While I’m working on my own music, A Cover Trilogy reflects just a little of what’s yet to come!

Watch the first video, Only Love Can Break Your Heart: https://youtu.be/L4Epl4Y7x-I

Musical director: Tristan Cassel-Delavois
Vocal producer: Terry Ronald
Guitarist: Michael Blackwood
Drummer: Ricky Russell
Production: Tristan Cassel-Delavois
Mixing: Paul Frost

Video production: Naked Noise www.nakednoise.co.uk
Director: Rupert Hopkins
DoP: Kiloran McLaren
1st AC: Isabel Fewing
Editor: David Evans

Photographer: Conor McDonnell
Shot at Bush Studios




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