Among the popular Halloween costumes of the past few years have been the classic James Murphy get-up — black blazer, white dress shirt, black tie. It’s easy and effective. What’s a bit more difficult than covering his look is covering his music, but MS MR seem up to the challenge.
Here on the studio recording of the This Is Happening modern classic, vocalist Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow take what was a throbbing, solitary-dance number and give it some swirling piano pop majesty.
Maybe on day they’ll all be on stage doing this one together. We can only hope.