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LISTEN: Spanish Love Songs’ Expansively Downtrodden Cover Of blink-182’s ‘I Miss You’

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 28 October 2021 at 10.12

How to make a sad song even sadder.

Spanish Love Songs have released a cover of blink-182's classic heartbroken ballad 'I Miss You', and it is something quite extraordinary.

Taking the blueprint and making it bleaker, bolder and heavier in every single way, the band capture the desolation of the original but then take it to a completely different level.

Vocalist Dylan Slocum had this to say about the cover:

“Blink 182 has always been one of the bands of our lives — half of us learned to play our instruments by jamming to their songs. I covered ‘I Miss You” on a live stream last Halloween. The response was amazing, and a few people asked for a full band version. The original is so iconic that we didn’t want to attempt to recreate it — the world doesn’t need another Blink impersonation. So instead, we gave it a shot, and just tried to blow the whole song up.”

Here it is:

And here's the original, just because:

The band recently released a b-side from last year's 'Brave Faces Everyone' in the form of 'Phantom Limb'.

That sounds like this:

And here's the always brilliant 'Losers':

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