In terms of ’90s classics that everyone made up the words for until the chorus came around, there are few that rival EMF’s “Unbelievable.” The new cover by The Last Royals, though, offers crisp delivery so you can actually understand lyrics beyond “you’re unbelievable”.
Being able to comprehend the words isn’t the only difference here, however. The Last Royals appropriately deliver much more of a sense of Brooklyn 2011 than Gloucestershire 1990. Despite the slowdown necessitated by the lyrical clarity, the song is just as catchy as ever. The band forgoes the original’s forty seconds of electric guitar at the end for a beautiful minute-plus of chilling out that polishes off the song. There is something to be said for capturing the early ’90s and The Last Royals do so in a way that is indeed unbelievable.
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