For an episode of 1 Mic 1 Take, a video series of artists performing spare vocal takes of their songs inside Hollywood’s Capitol Records Tower, the Preatures went acoustic. The Australian outfit usually specializes in tight, lively rock & roll that wouldn’t be out of place between Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours and the Bee Gees‘ Spirits Having Flown, but their minimal rendition of “Is This How You Feel?” allows singer Isabella Manfredi to shine even more than she does on the original.
“Getting to perform in the Capitol studios was really cool, especially being able to look around and know we are now in a small way a part of the building and what it represents,” Manfredi tells Rolling Stone. Designed to showcase the artist’s voice in particular, 1 Mic 1 Take also celebrates Capitol’s storied legacy by shooting in black and white and letting musicians record on equipment like Frank Sinatra‘s microphone. With such a sterling, stripped-down performance, the Preatures are on their way to becoming legends in their own right.
“Is This How You Feel?” comes from the Preatures’ EP of the same title, out now on Capitol Records’ Harvest Records imprint.