The Glorious Sons have covered Kanye West’s Runaway superbly.
It is said to be the first of a series of stripped down videos coming in the near future.
The Canadian rock band’s guitar player and singer Chris Koster is said to be a huge Kanye fan. He’s said he has been covering the song for years. Founding member and fellow guitar player and singer Brett Emmons said:
“We played it in a church once together, and my voice just kind of worked with the song. I can remember listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and watching the short film all the time in university. It is by far my favourite Kanye album. In my opinion, this album is one of the most important of the 21st century, and Runaway is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.”
The video was published on March 1st to Earache Records YouTube channel. The cover was also released on all music streaming platforms the following day.
The Glorious Sons consists of brothers Brett and Jay Emmons, who cofounded the band. They’re joined by guitarist and vocalist Chris Koster, drummer Adam Paquette and bass player Chris Huot. Despite being relatively new to UK audiences, the band have earned success in North America, with over 26 million streams, almost 150,000 singles sales and nine consecutive top-10 radio singles.
They are hoping to break into into the UK following the release of their new album Young Beauties And Fools. The album featuring 10 songs is available worldwide now.
A video is also available for one of the songs from the album Everything Is Alright. It involves lead singer Brett Emmons singing whilst an assortment of things is thrown over him such as paint and tomatoes.
“Runaway is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.”
Brett said: “It’s nice getting your hands dirty once in a while. The video was quite enjoyable and painless experience, other than getting smashed in the face with tomatoes.” He also thanked their director Colin and the crew for the fun day.
To celebrate the release of their album, The Glorious Sons are currently on a worldwide tour in which over four dates have been sold out. They were in the UK this week performing in London, Manchester and Glasgow but have now flown to Scandinavia before shortly going back to the US.
However, if you missed it don’t worry. They will be returning to the UK later in the year as part of this years Reading & Leeds Festival. It will be their first time playing at the festival, which is notorious for showing the best artists around, and they will be hoping that it is a chance to get themselves known amongst the UK fan base.
They are slowly becoming known in the UK, having recently been complimented by BBC Radio 1 hosts Daniel P Carter and Huw Stephens. Carter called the album one of his favourites of the year with Stephens naming the band ‘one of his alternative tips for 2018.’