A new single release from Groucho showcases the band's ability to take something already incredibly memorable and put their own spin on it with a personable energy and character along with a little added edge.
Of course, I'm talking about a cover song and one that's ambitious, to say the least, but these guys pull it off with a charm.
Groucho's rendition of "Never Tear Us Apart" love letter to the original and feels like an ode to its influence on them as musicians and people.
The track keeps to all the sweet spots that it needs to and honorably so but adds more rock element to the table with choruses that become a little bit bigger and hit with a vibrant indie-rock approach.
These guys managed to bring in an alternative and even grunge feel to the track and have it all make perfect sense while giving it this wonderful drive.
The tonality of the guitars on this single is really nailed and serves as such a perfect dynamic balance between the original and the revision because it does get big and rocks out properly, but it still holds true to that feel the original gave us.
The vocals are excellent, and you can tell that these guys had an amazing time doing their thing and there was a lot of attention to detail when it came to recording this track which is obvious from listening to it, but that's all part of what it takes to cover a track like this without losing its persona.
What's important is throughout all those intricacies, it never loses the heart that it was meant for in the first place.
I also really enjoyed this sort of youthful energy that the track boasts while keeping to that sense of maturity in the approach, so you get the sense that this is obviously performed by season musicians, but they still have that real love for the craft which is completely evident from every note played.
This track gets sonically lush and by the end, you have layers of vocals and guitars melding together and creating this very full-bodied soundscape.
I really enjoyed how these guys put their own staple sort of character to this track and that energy that's portrayed on the recording feels kind of alive and breathing which comes from the sense that the players are feeding off of each other's energies the entire time.
Perhaps the track was recorded live on the floor to start off with and they were able to gain that live feel from that.
A song like this is not an easy one to try and cover especially being able to balance that original sound with a new approach but Groucho pulls it off without a hitch and again, it does come off with a certain charm to it that I really liked.
A very well-performed cover from Groucho that fans of the original band (INXS) along with fans of catchy grunge and indie rock would really enjoy.
This track definitely speaks volumes for the band and upon listening to the single we decided to take a little bit of a deep dive into their back catalog which was an awesome idea because they have some really great releases on Spotify starting from 2016 and each one shows a little bit of a different side to the band along with a touch of their evolution.
I would start with this track and then work my way back from there because it's a damn good time.
Check this out as soon as you can and remember where you heard it first.