Yup, this is a real thing that's happening- Neck Deep have covered the absolute classic 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia, and it's an absolute banger.
But that's not all! They've also recreated the original video, just about shot-for-shot. It's a bit of a damn masterpiece.
Speaking about the cover, Neck Deep frontman Ben Barlow has shared "This song is a classic for a lot people; it’s actually one of my girlfriend’s favourite songs ever, so we’ve listened to it a lot. It clicked that we could cover it one day when we were on tour, eating somewhere and it came on the radio. We started singing along and quickly realised this would make an awesome cover, once we’d ND’d it.
We recorded the song with my brother Seb, and the video rolled round a little while later. Once again we teamed up with our buddies at OWIG and aimed to recreate the original video, but with an ND twist. We scrapped the love element and instead opted for more comedic value. Alongside that, we have a slight narrative where I’m constantly interrupted by the life that goes with being in a band, with me cutting a frustrated figure.
It also features some cameos from some of our closest friends in the ND unit! It was a lot of fun being able to cover such a well-known song. Shooting the video was a breeze and as always the OWIG team nailed it.”
Check out the video below:
And peep the original:
The cover is set to appear on the upcoming Hopeless Records compilation album 'Songs That Saved My Life', set for release November 09.
Songs That Saved My Life is a brand centered around music that played a pivotal role in the lives of artists and fans that benefits mental health and suicide prevention charities. Everyone has music that helped them through a tough time. STSML looks to engage current artists with cover versions of those songs and share those stories with the world. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organisations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms.
You can get more info on Songs That Saved My Life here.