Leave the Lights On for This Lavender Town Cover

This perennial Halloween favorite is back, this time courtesy of Qumu. Yes, this track has been covered to death, but if there’s anyone who can breathe life into “Lavender Town”, it’s Qumu. As with all of his covers, I never know what to expect, but I’m always delighted by what I find. Here, Qumu’s gone for a mid-tempo approach with some clear nods to synth-wave here and there or as one YouTube commenter put it, “Stranger Things in Kanto.” I couldn’t agree more.