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Awsten Knight Tells The Story Behind THAT Iconic “I’d Unhug You If I Could” Line

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Rock Sound 13 December 2019 at 15.35

Keepin' it clean.

Waterparks have taken out Song Of The Year in the 2019 Rock Sound Awards with their mega-hit 'Turbulent'! Pick up their world exclusive, commemorative Rock Sound Awards magazine and poster print now from AWARDS.ROCKSOUND.TV, featuring a brand new interview with Awsten and full photoshoot with God's Favourite Boy Band.

While 'Turbulent' started blowing up, the whole "I'd unfuck you if I could" lyric made it a struggle for Waterparks to get any love on the radio. So Awsten went back into the studio, and tracked the clean version.

Recording a clean version for radio must have been fun...
Says Awsten: “That was funny. The thing is, if you’re going to make a clean version, you either have to be completely self-aware about it which is what I chose to do and make it goofy - because obviously clean versions are kind of corny - or you need to be clever with repeats or delay or whatever. I naturally kind of think most things are funny, so I was like, ‘What if it’s ‘I’d unfrick you if I could’? And it’s like, Hang on... ‘I’d unhug you if I could!’’ Then Zak kind of lets me do whatever, so I made it and was not open to any constructive criticism, so we used it. That could be the first thing people ever heard of us, and that’s really funny it me that it’d be “I’d unhug you if I could”."

This is just a taste! Pick up Waterparks' Rock Sound Awards magazine below to read the full interview with Awsten, and see their full new photoshoot:

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