NYC Electronic Duo Naked Highway Covers Alice In Chains «No Excuses»

No, not the Meghan Trainor song!! NYC’s electropop darlings Naked Highway have returned with an unexpected and innovative cover of ‘No Excuses’-originally performed by Seattle grunge icons Alice In Chains.

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Their radically different, genre bending take on this 90s alt-rock staple combines electro beats, lush vocal harmonies & live strings – a first for Naked Highway and a sign of things to come for the band.

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“We couldn’t resist the opportunity to work with live strings in some our recent studio sessions, and thought «No Excuses» would be the perfect vehicle to introduce the world to a more sophisticated Naked Highway,” reflects singer/founder Sy Boccari. Covering a band like Alice In Chains would seem like an odd choice for an electropop band, but to me it fits. Layne Staley is one of my favourite male singers and the harmonies he created with Jerry Cantrell on the original recording are gorgeous – they transcend genre. We kept those harmonies as the basis of our version and used our own sonic palette around them. The result is something that is all our own!

”In addition to their own output, Naked Highway’s production work is in continuous demand, creating remixes most recently for Fischerspooner’s highly acclaimed ‘Top Brazil’.

The group even collaborated with the iconic retailer Bloomingdale’s two years consecutively to create music for the company’s show-stopping holiday window displays.

Release date May 1, 2018 – Worldwide

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