Of the many ways musicians are trying to stay sane while living in lockdown, #localscoveringlocals is one of the most fun and entertaining ideas yet.
Among the many ways artists are working to remain connected with the audiences, Locals Covering Locals is no doubt one of the most entertaining. The idea is simple: pick a local artist and then record and share your own version of one of their songs. It’s an experiment worth following and can lead to some new interpretations of our growing regional canons.
This week, Colin Fowlie joined in the fun posting a recording he made of Kill Chicago’s Work To Live taken off the band’s debut The Grey.
“I first caught Kill Chicago live at the Harvest Rising Star competition,” said Fowlie. “I don’t even know how many years back that was. I really liked their sound, and subsequently absolutely loved their debut album. The entire thing is solid front to back, but this track in particular stood out. It says a lot with an economy of words, and is a great example of how Kill Chicago’s sound is so much more than the sum of its parts. I’ve since become good friends with the band, and realize that their vibe is impossible to recreate, so I just tried my best to do the song a bit of justice in the hopes that KC would enjoy it.”
His interpretation brings a slower, moodier feel to a song already rich in emotion and honesty. Check it out and follow the hashtag #localscoveringlocals to find more exciting renditions you may recognize.