Nine months following its release, a surprise for all of us.
It won't be news to connoisseurs of Don Broco that the version of 'Pretty' that appears on their album 'Technology' differs from the single version of 'Pretty', which was released the year before its album counterpart.
Yes indeed- if you've been paying attention, you'll notice there's a couple of vocal samples on the album version. The track opens with "Bedford? Where's Bedford?", and it ends with "eight days a week- eight days a week, sucker."
But where did those vocal samples come from? Whose voice is that?
Wonder no more. The man responsible is none other than Metallica's Lars Ulrich.
The story goes a bit like this- Ulrich played the single version of 'Pretty' on his Beats1 radio show last year- and he was enamoured by the song (and Rob Damiani's exceptional jawline). And thus, the vocal samples were born.
Check out the show in question in a series of questions below:
So we’ve had a lot of ppl asking us about Bedford & our Where’s Bedford tee - yep we’re from Bedford, UK & most ppl don’t know where that is exactly...but the voice samples on the album version of Pretty are on there cos when the song first came out @larsulrich from Metallica... pic.twitter.com/2Mg5PMd5qA
... played it on his @Beats1 show #ItsElectric and we were HYPED AF. We couldn’t believe one of our heroes who’s records pretty much got us into heavy music had heard of our band and little town a guy who’s music we’ve been listening to and playing since we first picked up... pic.twitter.com/7B4IUXgPTF
... instruments (Si’s first band was a Metallica tribute band called MATTalica cos the other guitarist was called Matt ) Basically we love Lars and this is one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to our band 8 DAYS A WEEK 8 DAYS A WEEK SUCKER!!! pic.twitter.com/lorxmt2gpx