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LISTEN: Cold Years’ Soulful Cover Of Lizzo’s ‘Good As Hell’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 8 January 2021 at 14.37

The track has been released in partnership with the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

Cold Years have kicked off 2021 with something a little bit different. 

The band have put their own spin on Lizzo's self-love anthem 'Good As Hell' and turned it into a gruff punk-rock masterpiece. 

The track is being released alongside a limited edition t-shirt. All proceeds will be going to the Scottish Association for Mental Health

Vocalist Ross Gordon has given a bit of context for how the cover came together and the reasons for why they chose it:

"We really wanted to do something for people who are struggling right now. This pandemic has ruined everyone’s perceptions of themselves and the outside world. So many people were already struggling before it even hit. This song fights back at anything that knocks you down. So many people have lost so much over the past few months and this song is about picking yourself back up and getting out there.  We felt it was really important to raise awareness to the great work the SAMH has been doing, not only during the pandemic but since 1923 helping Scotland get through the hard times.”
“We’ve been wanting to do a cover for a while and Good As Hell is such a fun song for us reimagine in our way.  We adore Lizzo, she’s one of the most incredibly talented people on this earth and her music brings so much joy to the soul.  We know several people who have been directly affected by body dysmorphia and this song fights back at that and shows strength.  Lizzo has done so much for self-love & empowerment, something the world needs more of rather than bringing each other down.”
“We were overwhelmed at the opportunity work with the RR Choir gospel choir on the cover. They’ve performed with so many incredible artists like Stormzy, Taylor Swift, George Michael, Iggy fuckin’ Pop and getting to make music with a gospel choir has always been a dream of ours.”

Have a listen and a little dance below:

The band released their excellent debut album 'Paradise' last year, which featured the likes of 'Life With A View' that sounds like this:

We chatted to Ross via Video Call around the release of the record. You can catch up with that right here:

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