Listen to Gus Ring’s haunting take on a Dusty Springfield classic

“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”.  It’s one of those songs that most people over a certain age know.  Dusty Springfield’s aching ballad is considered a classic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be re-interpreted.

Enter Gus Ring, a Swedish singer-songwriter.  Gus has taken the basic melody and lyric of the track and stripped it right back.  Now, the desperation within the lyric is almost too hard to take.

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postcodeIn 2007, Postcode released their debut full-length album ‘Zebracore’.  Both this record and it’s follow up (‘Zebraland’) were loaded with overdriven guitar lines, fuzzed out vocals and a truckload of distortion – as if The Breeders had merged with Bikini Kill and asked Steve Albini to record a bunch of songs on the fly.

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