Pikachunes describes his music as “sad pop”, which may go some way to explaining why his mascara is running on the cover image for his latest track ‘Love Is A Battlefield’.
Yes, the Melbourne-based producer has teamed up with Sydney starlet Aviva for a cover of Pat Benatar’s classic hit.
While this new (five and a half minute) version retains some of the retro flourishes of the original, but it’s given a darker, almost lounge-esque makeover with twisted vocals; it may have purists up in arms, but lovers of something a little more fresh and edgy swooning madly.
Brilliantly, it’s yours for no coins down. Free download via the Soundcloud link below.