Every morning, after I shower and get dressed, I take a moment, just for myself, where I stare into the mirror and wonder, longingly: “Is this the day an up-and-coming American folk artist will finally give Sixpence None the Richer‘s seminal 1998 hit “Kiss Me” the cover treatment it deserves?” And at the end of the every day, as I brush my teeth before bed, I have to stare back in that same mirror and come to grips with the fact that no, today was not that day.
IT ALL CHANGES NOW. Mikal Cronin, he of the solo career and also the bands Okie Dokie, Epsilons and Ty Segall, has gone and done the world a god damn favor. That’s right: he’s taken on the holiest of holies, and he’s done a quite soothing job of it if I do say so myself. I dare you to listen to the track below and not get instantly transported back to your first awkward 8th grade makeout/fumble session. I DARE YOU.
We’ve reached out to Rachel Leigh Cook for comment and will report back when we hear something. Freddie Prinze Jr. told us he’d say the song was great but only if we paid him “50 dollars cash,” so do with that information what you will.
STREAM: Mikal Cronin — “Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer Cover)”