On the surface, a cover song seems like a slam dunk concept. You release an (presumably) already well written and nicely arranged song by an artist with an (presumably) established fan base, sit back, and watch your followers skyrocket. It’s just that simple!
But nope. Most bands will tell you, it’s mostly a challenge not worth accepting. It’s like showing up for the first day of school – as the new kid – taking a nice hearty dump in your jeans, proudly sitting down at the popular girls table, declaring your support for Donny Trump and then asking them all to have an orgy with you that night. You’re not gonna go home with too many friends that day, and your chances of survival for the rest of the school year will be in serious jeopardy.
But, if you somehow pull it off, it’s a big deal. And with their cover of Neil Young’s classic “Hey Hey My My,” Fjord pulled it off. They sh*t their britches, spouted off their controversial political leanings and still boned all the hot girls, the holy trifecta! It’s especially delicate with a legend like Young, but I imagine most of his fans would really appreciate this cover. It’s true to the energy of the original and the production elements perfectly match what’s going on right now in electronic pop music. It’s haunting, honest, anthemic and sincerely has me wondering what’s next up Fjord’s sleeve. Bravo to the new cool kid in school.
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