To many „Time To Pretend“ was the hit of 2009. Played everywhere from bars and clubs to your local barbecue not a few of us are already bored by it. But after all it was „Time To Pretend“, which made MGMT become super popular, and still the songs features a beautiful electro-pop attitude. Besides current news that MGMT are releasing their second album Congratulations very soon, from which we already presented you first foretaste „Flash Delirium“, too, there’s a new cover interpretation of „Time To Pretend“ by Icelandic singer Jón Pór Birgisson alias Jónsi. He turned it into a sweet and classic ballade over a lovely piano instrumental, recently performed on-air in a live lounge session at the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 1. Hear a stream of this version below.
Too, Jónsi is musically active as the part of well-known Icelandic band Sigur Rós founded by him, Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson and Georg Hólm in 1994. On April 5 Jónsi’s second solo LP Go will be released via Parlophone – among others producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) worked with him here zusammen gearbeitet hat. Hear and download the there included song “Boy Lilikoi” plus the video for “Go Do” in our recent first Jónsi post here. Jónsi will tour through Europe playing two shows in London along one night in Berlin during May and June 2010. See all dates on his website.