As the April 27th release date of Klone‘s new album, Here Comes the Sun, approaches, the French post-/metal band has issued a new and dark take on the traditional classic “Summertime.” Yes, this piece of music was written by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess, and it’s been covered by everyone from Billie Holiday to Rick Nelson to Janis Joplin, but Klone has definitely breathed new life into the tune. Check it out in the player above.
Guitarist and lead co-writer Guillaume Bernard states:
I have great memories of this song, all the way back to when I first performed it at school when I was 10 years old. Since then, this melody has looped in my head and I really wanted to release it with my own feeling and artistic rendering. This song is emotionally strong and timeless. I’m a big fan of the Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong cover, and also Janis Joplin’s. We attempted to perform the song with these two versions in mind, but with our own Klone twist!
Here Comes the Sun Track listing:
Gone Up In Flames
The Last Experience
Summertime (cover – CD version only)
Rock Hard \m/