Florence + the Machine - Try A Little Tenderness (Otis Redding cover)
I have two great cover songs this week, so here’s one a day early. This recording is from Flo + the Machine’s MTV Unplugged session. “Try A Little Tenderness” — first performed in the 30s but made popular by Redding in 1966 — has been getting a lot of love lately. You may remember another subtle tribute that sampled Otis’s version. Ms. Welch, whose music is often called indie soul, puts her spin on a classic here.