The excitement for the upcoming release of Belly's third album next year continues to build, and while we wait they've given us another gift. Belly has released a cover of "Hushabye Mountain" from the classic 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one of those movies I know I watched a few dozen times as a kid but I don't remember even the smallest part of it. Even more surprising that this even exists is how true to the original version (sung by Dick Van Dyke) Belly's cover is. Belly's "Hushbye Mountain" is pure musical/show tune style, with just the slightest hint of Belly's 90's alt-rock god roots. The only real difference is that Belly fall on the creepier side than Dick Van Dyke's does, but don't we all?
You can download Belly's cover of "Hushabye Mountain" over at PledgeMusic for free. Belly's new album (we'll never get sick of saying that) will be out in April. While you're at PledgeMusic, make sure you pre-order your copy. Might we suggest the album download and t-shirt package for a very reasonable $25?