Never thought I’d ever post an INXS track on this blog, let alone one with John Mayer on guitar. But when certified fragile fille Loane is singing… bring it on! Mystify, the track with Loane on vocals and Mayer on guitar, is on Original Sin. A new album by the Australian rockband that were left devastated when singer Michael Hutchence hung himself in 1997. Original Sin is an odd album, it features re-recorded old tracks with guestvocalists like Tricky, Nikka Costa, Ben Harper & Mylene Farmer (a partly French version of Never Tear Us Apart), Rob Thomas and a batch of unknown singers (unless you know who Dan Sultan or Deborah de Corral are).
These projects almost always turn out to be disastrous. I was an INXS-fan in the 90s (Listen Like Thieves is a classic rock album) and legacies like that are best left alone. But with Loane singing like she does… ooh lala.
INXS – Mystify (featuring Loane and John Mayer)