New Music Friday: Gary Clark Jr.
Each Friday, we find something new for you. Whether it's a new release by a classic artist, or a newer band who've adopted a sound you're used to hearing on Capital 95.9.
This week, we have blues phenom Gary Clark Jr. He takes on The Beatles "Come Together" for the upcoming DC Comics movie Justice League. Gary's garnered major respect from icons such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, and others. While rooted in blues, Gary's sound has consistently brought the genre up to date. This cover is no exception. Anyone who dares to take on an iconic song is already headed for a slippery slope. Let alone, taking it somewhere new. For example, how many terrible Beatles covers can you name? I can list seven off the top of my head, but that's another blog for another day. Like Hendrix before him, Gary's use of feedback enhances the notes plays, instead of using it as a crutch. The sound comes off balanced and polished at the same time. From the breakdown down into electronic beats and hand claps, to the vocal, and multiple solos, it all works. In short, Clarks's version sends the Aerosmith's take on the same song in the dust.
Rating 8 out of 10.