Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Hallelujah the Hills Cover Nick Lowe

While recording their upcoming DECK project, Hallelujah the Hills have also been releasing a series of cover songs. The latest is a cover of Nick Lowe's iconic "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding." The song is being released for obvious reasons in October 2023, and Hallelujah the Hills have delivered a very different version. While the original, and Elvis Costello's quite famous cover, is an energetic song bordering on punk, and can be considered jubilant or angry depending on your mood, Hallelujah the Hills have adopted a much more somber tone for theirs. It's mostly singer Ryan Walsh accompanied by sparse piano with some backing vocals from Joseph Marrett. It's not the most fun of cover songs, but the times don't exactly call for upbeat songs pleading for peace.

You can listen to Hallelujah the Hills covering "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" below. The song is available via Bandcamp with all sales going to Doctors Without Borders. For more on Hallelujah the Hills, check out the band's website.

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