Here’s the second cover today of Daft Punk and Pharrell‘s “Get Lucky.” While Daughter created a slow, sensual cover of the original track, George Barnett recreated the song from scratch and videotaped himself doing it all along. It’s even got some fun production built in, which makes for a fun experience to watch. I almost feel a bit like I’m seeing George perform live – his energy is contagious. You can’t hate a guy for shaking the eggs with determination. Alright, so that’s two covers that I’m a fan of. I might even like this version more than Daughter’s just because you can see the entire making of the remix. (And if this pattern of good covers continues, I promise to make a list-version post about them so I can rank them.) I already loved George Barnett a LOT, but he just took it up one more notch. Keep going, mate.
It’s sort of disheartening when people write off entire genres of music. They do not seem to realize the vast similarities between most of these genres. With this cover, SITR favorite George Barnett displays just how fluidly a rap track can be translated into an all out rock song. It’s kind of amazing; check it out.
BONUS! Check out his highly recommended Where The Devil Sleeps EP, which dropped late last year and was inexplicably ignored by us. Sorry.
When I first discovered George Barnett, I felt as though I had stumbled upon a gold mine. To this day, I love to kick back and listen to George’s music. It’s grand, it’s stunning, it’s representative of modern art, and it’s full. It makes for a great listen, so if you haven’t yet gotten into George Barnett’s music, I highly recommend you check him out. Listen to our interview below. We asked George questions about his songwriting process, specific songs from ‘17 Days,’ what his plans for the future are, what he’d do with $1 million, and more. He even sang a little freestyle clip about Sunset in the Rearview at the end! It was great getting to speak with George – do yourself a favor and listen to his music!
I stumbled across a new artist today by the name of George Barnett while perusing the submissions that we receive. I’m going to play a little game with you guys. It’s called 2 truths and 1 lie. I’m about to list three bullet points. Two of them are going to be true, and one is going to be a lie. It’s up to you to guess which one is the lie. Ready?
1. George Barnett is only 18 years old
2. George Barnett has performed with Blind Pilot and Vampire Wekend
3. George Barnett plays every single instrument on this song and the entire rest of the album, 17 Days
So. Which ones are true and which one is a big fat lie?
If you take that approach, I wouldn’t really say any of them are a big fat lie. The truth is, #2 isn’t totally true. Well, maybe it’s not true at all. But the thing is, it’s reasonable. Though it might be unbelievable that George Barnett is only 18 years old and he plays every instrument on the album, it doesn’t seem that far off that George could be playing with the likes of Blind Pilot and Vampire Weekend. His talent appears to be boundless, and it’ll just be a matter of gaining more recognition amongst bloggers and other forms of press before he gets signed. I’m 100% sold on George Barnett already. I can’t wait until he does share the stage with the likes of Blind Pilot and Vampire Weekend and I get to say “I knew it.”
Click on the album artwork to listen to the full album, 17 Days, by George Barnett