Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Side Project Covers Childish Gambino

Brass covers of rock and pop songs are kind of becoming a thing here at If It's Too Loud..., so we obviously have to bring you the latest from New York's The Side Project. The Side Project is a four piece made up of all saxophone players. They've opened for the New York Philharmonic and played at The Brooklyn Bowl. For their cover of Childish Gambino's "Redbone," they enlisted singer Alita Moses for vocals. The band has this to say about the song: 

"What attracted us first was the old school feel of the song. The magic of The Side Project is that it is a saxophone quartet which means that only 4 saxophones are playing what normally a full band would play. The bass, drums, and guitar - it’s all saxophones which creates this edgy raw groove. We started doing covers featuring different singers from New York and when we decided to work with Alita she suggested the song and it was a perfect fit."

The result is a song much cooler than the smooth jazz label I feel like attaching to it, but that's probably only showing my ignorance of the genre. Childish Gambino is one of the coolest artists currently out there, and The Side Project succeeds in making his song even cooler.

You can listen to The Side Project's cover of "Redbone" below. Everything We Do, the upcoming album from The Side Project, will be out July 26 on Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Records. For more on The Side Project, check out their website.

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