Our cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” has been released as a single. This is one I originally covered long ago, in 2003, ostensibly as a b-side to “Forever.” That version was much like this one, though it featured some pretty heavily distorted vocals and a more dense mix. Because I did not have the legal means at the time to release it commercially, it was briefly given away as a free download from the site.
This version is heavily remixed and with a new vocal, and is now home among the handful of covers we’ve been releasing alongside new original tracks. It’s been in the band’s catalog so long, it feels like one of our essential tracks, yet strangely very few people who follow us have heard it. It’s nice to finally have the means to let it be heard more broadly, seeing it appropriately completed and officially released some 16 years later.
As with all of our cover singles, the proceeds from this single will be given to charity, this time to RAINN, who are “the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”