Words: Saam Das
In case you didn't know, it's International Women's Day. I'm not quite sure who decides such things. Regardless, in celebration of women, Laura Bettinson aka FEMME (which means "woman" in French) is giving away a free download of Aretha Franklin's classic 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T'. Download the WAV file through the Soundcloud widget below.
We rather enjoyed the last single from FEMME, the wonky pop double A-side of 'Heartbeat'/'Fever Boy', and (as expected) she's added her own twist on 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T'. FEMME retains the strong spirit of Franklin's version, which was originally written by Otis Redding, but updates the beats for her contemporary re-imagining.
Find more info at thisisfemme.com.