The azure trio known as Blue Man Group may have taken a vow of silence, but they have been making some noise with their most recent cover. Turns out the performers are big fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
#1 Dads, a musical project of Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek, describes their music as “music your dad is into.” Well, Iansek must be hanging out with a lot of hip father figures, because this stunning rendition of FKA twigs “Two Weeks” is not something you would pull out of just any dad’s record collection.
Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk” can seem inescapable at points. It is one of those songs that fits every radio station’s genre standards, whether it’s a JACKFM-esque or only plays Top 40. The track has been in at least twelve trailers of films starring Kevin Hart. Your Dad likes it. Your boss adds a pep to his step when it plays over the office PA. Several drunk girls at a party “WOOOO” in unison as soon as its instantly recognizable introductory “Duh-da-duh-da-duh-da-da-doh” ripples over the speakers. It’s not even a few days into April, and this has already become the “Blurred Lines” of 2015, minus the glaring problematic lyrics and Marvin Gaye lawsuit.
A little over a week ago, we heard a preview of the Father/Daughter release Faux Real II compilation that was originally supposed to come out for Record Store Day 2015 with LVL UP’s take on “Somebody Kill Me” from the Wedding Singer. Today, we bring you more late 90s/early 2000s nostalgia with Krill’s take on the “Billy Madison Victory Song.”
Say what you will about Adam Sandler‘s recent film offerings, but The Wedding Singer is still a solid comedy. Not only did the movie have a killer ’80s soundtrack, but it also boasted an original song by Sandler’s character Robbie Hart. “Somebody Kill Me” is an oddly endearing song, despite the subject matter. LVL UP has taken The Cure-inspired track and covered it for the Father/Daughter compilation Faux Real II.
At the beginning of the year, Sam Smith quietly settled a copyright dispute with Tom Petty over the striking similarities between Smith’s three-time Grammy-nominated “Stay With Me” and Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” co-written with ELO’s Jeff Lynne. Both parties have claimed that there are no hard feelings and have moved on since the incident, which wasn’t even supposed to be made public. In an odd way, it is fortunate for us, because we have been able to hear a myriad of mash-ups of the two songs, including this rerecording by love+war.