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Nell & The Flaming Lips - The Ship Song

At eleven, Nell Smith went to Flaming Lips shows dressed as a giant red parrot. Eventually, she caught the eye of frontman Wayne Coyne who sang a Bowie song directly to her, and she sang it right back. A creative partnership blossomed, and an upcoming album of Nick Cave covers is the result. Smith's vocals are perfect, and partnered with one of the best bands on the planet, they soar. But even more so than that, her understanding of the source material far outstrips the fact she's only fourteen years old. I'm pretty blown away by this, to be honest.

Homework #1: Nick Cave - The Ship Song /

Homework #2: Nell - Girl In Amber /

Homework #3: Flaming Lips - Watching The Lightbugs... /

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