Following on from their brilliant ‘Boy In A Bubble’ single which really tapped into a nostalgic 90s indie sound, Boston power poppers opt for something a little punchier on their new release. A cover of the Bee Gees’ 1968 hit ‘I Started A Joke’, the new recording twists a once mildly disturbing ballad into a high octane power pop jam.
Taken at a much faster tempo, the guitars adopt a hefty jangle worthy of Letters To Cleo at their peak, while a weighty bassline truly steals the show with an impressive bottom end. Often sounding like a revival of the drastically overlooked Stretch Princess, it displays a fearless approach to reinvention. It certainly shows up Faith No More’s lack of imagination on their late 90s interpretation of a classic.
You can watch the full video below. The previous video for ‘Boy In A Bubble’ can be found here.