Haim Has Made An Ice-Cool Remix of Tame Impala's ''Cause I'm a Man'

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Governors Ball Music Festival

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala performs during the 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 7, 2015 in New York City.

OK, so who saw this coming? Tame Impala’s creamy Currents cut "‘Cause I’m a Man" has been given the reboot treatment by the sister act Haim. And it’s totally listenable.

The pop-rock trio of Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have shared a “remix” of "Man," though it could pass as a cover in the traditional sense. The siblings have slowed-down the tempo, added gravely handclaps and cast away Kevin Parker’s vocals for their own. Tame Impala asked Haim to remix the song, and the Haim-Impala version has been fully endorsed by the song's original creator on social media, with shares from the Australian alternative rock outfit’s official Twitter and YouTube accounts.  

Tame Impala released "Man" in April as the first single from the band's third album, Currents, which has since been released to considerable critical and commercial fanfare. 

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"Man" has attracted more attention than most Tame Impala songs. For starters, it was accompanied with two video clips. The second of those promos, the so-called “official live video,” featured puppets in the place of Parker and Co. The Canadian puppet band Feltworth shared an amusing clip in which its furry characters questioned whether they’d been “scooped” by the Aussies.

Parker has also defended himself from whispers that his song had a sexist theme. In an interview with Under the Radar, Parker explained the song is really “about how weak men are, basically, and how we make all these excuses but really we’re just these odorous male members of the animal kingdom. We don’t have any self-control and are pathetic, basically.” In Haim’s hands, the whiff of “sexism” dissipates completely. Listen to the “remix” below. 


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