Canberra electronic trio SAFIA nailed the creation of their cinematic world on their single Resolution, with a slow electronic build that erupts into a vibrant, luscious soundscape. We didn't think the song could get any better, until we heard what the boys did to the song on triple j's Like A Version this week.
Instead of the maximalist pastiche of sounds they give us on the original, SAFIA have called on an orchestra with a heap of strings and backing vocalists to pare back the song to its bare minimum. Singer Ben Woolner practically whispers the lyrics, but the song's beauty is in the fact that it's so quiet, so thoughtful and so delicate.
It'll give you full body shivers and it's a testament to the breadth of genres the guys can conquer.
For their cover, SAFIA took on Queens Of The Stone Age's classic No One Knows, which took out the Hottest 100 in 2002. Instead of the original's chugging guitar lines, SAFIA have dished up another minimalist, slightly eerie version of the song - it's almost unrecognisable.
The band are gearing up for the release of their next album Story's Start Or End in August, as well as a huge August/September tour with Boo Seeka.