English Indie-Rockers The Vaccines are no stranger to the modern pop song. Last year they took on Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and now they’re back with their cover of Taylor Swift’s new mega-hit “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The rockers hit the Live Lounge this week and transformed the cheesy sing-a-long into a rock n’ roll tune that might even be taken seriously by indie-lovers.
While one can’t be sure how Vaccine fans feel about the bands genre bending covers, there’s no denying the guys like to have a little fun with today’s pop hits. Lead singer Justin Young even includes the arguably annoying “likes” and Swift’s quick conversational interlude. The grunge guitar and drums make the song sound as perfectly harsh as the lyrics deserve and I’m sure they’ve even managed to make indie-loving fans sing along. Now all we can do is hope the Vaccines Never Ever decide to give up on their modern pop-tune covers.
The Vaccines – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Taylor Swift cover)