Chic’s #1 disco-funk classic “Good Times” has been sampled many times, but how about a cover? Lydia Ainsworth delivered a more frigid synth-pop version of the track for the EVER NEW benefit comp earlier this month, but most of that album is not streaming anymore. Fortunately, Ainsworth has shared the track through her own channels. Good times!
The “Good Times” cover is Ainsworth’s second standalone single of the year following May’s “Forever.” In a press release, she writes, “Out of the jaws of the apocalypse I’m fleeing to an imaginary desert island of Good Times. Let’s hope we make it there for real and soon. Meantime, get out and vote.” Listen below, and revisit Ainsworth’s piano-ballad cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” too.