Hear Mayer Hawthorne’s Nostalgic Cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Hawthorne's popular live cover is treated to a slick studio version.

After performing the cover live across his recent Man About Town tour, Mayer Hawthorne has shared a slick studio rework of Tears For Fears' classic "Everybody Wants To Rule The World." Retaining the retro guitar lines and lush synth lines of the original, Hawthorne provides his own unique rendition of the song's iconic melodies. The driving drum arrangement of the original has also been swapped out for glossy pad beats that bring the multidisciplinary Michigan crooner's effortlessly soulful tone to the fore. Stream the cover below.

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