On August 14th, a tribute album to Fleetwood Mac titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me will be released through Hear Music/Concord. The album boasts artists such as The Kills, Best Coast, MGMT, and more.
The Kills, who covered the classic song, “Dreams,” were recently interviewed about the upcoming tribute album on Nowness.com.
When asked if she remembers the first time she heard “Dreams,” singer Allison Mosshart replied with a frank, “Nope. I guess it’s just one of those songs that you always hear.”
Guitarist Jamie Hince, however, gave a little more background as to why they chose “Dreams,” which stems back to the first time he heard the song.
“The song we were going to do was an old Peter Green song called “Man of the World,” recalls Hince. “It’s so beautiful, but the problem is that Green is a bit like Syd Barrett—he has a tender heart and a fragile brain. The song sounds absolutely perfect but if you try and cover it, you’re just playing a melody really. The whole sound of it comes from the heart and the head, and the fact he was falling apart. So I started listening to loads of Fleetwood Mac songs and realized that there were big songs that no one had chosen. The first time I remember hearing “Dreams” was a really terrible cover by The Corrs. I thought, ‘I want to reclaim it.'”
Although the album isn’t due until late summer, Hear Music/Concord has already let fans listen to several tracks from the record, including The Kills simplistic, bare bones rendition of “Dreams.” Take a listen below.