Lasting covers are few and far between so when you come across one, relish the moment. Don Henley’s wistful reflection “The Boys Of Summer” is a sunny season standard so all-comers best tread lightly. But for the daring few who can successfully imprint their own spin, respects are duly owed.
Smoke Season, Los Angeles music-making duo, have risen to the occasion with their muted take on the pop-rock original. Channeling the unmistakable emotion strung throughout the lyricism, Gabby Bianco delivers a subtly stirring vocal layer while a simple but electrifying riff channels the moving melody that came before.
It’s a strikingly nuanced take that builds off the original’s foundation while incorporating indelible sonic tweaks for contemporary audiences. Stream the update below and spread some love socially: