MOMENTS | Mash-up: Giorgio Moroder x Britney Spears Cover Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”
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After a 30-year hiatus, Giorgio Moroder’s comeback album, Déjà Vu, has been a glorious thing of endless pop star collaborations. In what is arguably his most genius move yet, the disco legend has Britney Spears covering Suzanne Vega’s 1987 a cappella hit “Tom’s Diner.” The classic track is named after the real-life restaurant used in Seinfeld, and Spears’ reinterpretation gives the iconic ‘80s song a very club-pop twist. It may seem almost blasphemous to do anything to the unforgettable doo-doo-doo hook, but believe us when we say this cover does “Tom’s Diner” sonic and spiritual justice. Moroder actually hinted at the collaboration in an interview with Rolling Stone, stating he and Spears were working on “a song which came out about 30 years ago as an a cappella, just a voice.”
Déjà Vu will also feature collaborative efforts with Sia, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, and Matthew Koma, among others. While speaking to Pop Justice, Moroder spoke a bit about what to expect from his album, stating: “So we find Foxes with the perky, disco-influenced ‘Glitter’, whose middle eight is a warm sonic homage to ‘Flashdance (What A Feeling)'; Charli XCX’s contribution ‘Diamonds’, meanwhile, is a noisy, clattering megabanger. Then there’s Sia’s song, ‘Deja Vu’ – a melodramatic, string-laded pop explosion of such devastating intensity that the crater it leaves will be visible from space.”
The Giorgio Moroder x Britney Spears take on “Tom’s Diner” is an early leak, so take a listen before it gets removed from the internet.
[Photo source: Pop Justice]