After the first minute of California duo Big Surprise’s new cover of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop,” I’m certain that you’ll be instantly calmer, happier and ready to drift off into another world. All of the song’s distinctive sounds remain, but changed into a trippy, dream-like haze. The beat is deep and way in the background, with guitars providing the melody lines with a heavy amount of reverb. Arthur and Kathryn Adams’ vocals intertwine with each other and add to ethereal vibe.
The duo said in an email, “We both always loved this song for its vibey soundscape and otherworldly vocals. One night we were sitting at the piano and realized the riff we were playing bore a resemblance to Teardrop, so we abandoned our songwriting session and played it over and over again. We thought it would fit well into the lo-fi reverb-y bedroom pop aesthetic of Big Surprise so we recorded it the next day, then shot the video the day after that.”
Check out the cover below:
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