Independent electronic music act Gunship is taking on a Beatles classic for its latest single.
The band premiered its cover of The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby‘ Wednesday. The band’s take on the song crosses its trademark electronic/80s synth-driven sounds with The Beatles’ original arrangement for a unique new take on the song that will engage and entertain a wide range of listeners.
Gunship bassist/co-founder Dan Haigh talked in a recent interview, about the band’s decision to cover the timeless song, noting its relevance to the current state of the world.
“The song ‘Eleanor Rigby’ really is a sad and extremely poignant song, dealing with issues of disillusionment, loneliness, and isolation in society,” said Haigh. “‘Look at all the lonely people‘ is a lyric that has stuck with us forever. We wondered about a modern day Eleanor Rigby, and what it would be like if a character like her was alive today and experiencing 2020.”
“We felt some of the song’s themes dovetailed closely with the contemporary negative revelations surrounding the mass adoption of social media, phone addiction and the proliferation of the ‘pseudo-connections’ these platforms provide,” added Haigh. “The artwork for our cover version shows a young ‘Eleanor Rigby’, illuminated by her device, dependent on it, manipulated by it, and totally in the clutches of addiction to it. Given the current situation we felt the song would make a suitable cover for Halloween.”
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