Jan 172024
geese bieber baby

The rock band Geese recently covered the song that launched Justin Bieber’s career- “Baby” for Amazon Music Originals. Geese is a group of rockers out of New York with accolades from sites like Stereogum with titles such as “NYC’s most promising young rockers.” In this cover of “Baby,” the lead singer’s deep buttery voice adds a touch of soul, whereas the arrangement of the guitars and percussion contributes more than a dash of the 60s/70s. The end result is an unexpected, synergistic version of the tune that might have emerged from the era between doo-wop and disco.

Even if you aren’t a fan of the Bieber, this cover offers something for everything. Whereas the intro is a bit Ronettes-ish, Ludacris’s rap section gets turned into a quiet, somber, spoken word section that was nearly bluesy… and the chorus offers compelling percussive hits.

The group isn’t without a sense of humor, either; they used AI-generated photos of the original artist in their YouTube video and single artwork (above).

The group closed the ever-catchy “Baby” on an unresolved note, leaving us all wondering what they have in store next.

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