The Winnie Blues is a dynamic Americana/country duo from Australia, currently based in Nashville, comprised of members Alice Beatty (vocals, songwriting) and Cameron Potts (guitar, songwriting, music production). Their latest release is a cover of Blink-182’s “Dammit.” While Blink-182 plus country might sound like an odd combination, slowed-down covers always make lyrics hit harder, and this song is no exception. Beatty and Potts came with harmonies right away and kept them throughout the tune, a sonic treat that’s rare.
The steel slide and gentle snare combine with the backdrop of the running eighth notes. The artists have created such a sorrowful yet placid soundscape. The hairpin crescendos and decrescendos emulate the emotional sensation of getting your hopes up just to be let down again.
The Winnie Blues’ symbolic music video is as interesting as their cover, depicting a black and white split-screen style as Potts slowly has his head shaved. This version of “Dammit” is to be released on the duo’s EP Sad Songs for Happy People this September.
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