Tag Archives: The Beatles

4Ever Songs: The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

“A Hard Day’s Night” is a song by the English rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon-McCartney, it was released on the movie soundtrack of the same name in 1964. It was later released as a single, with “Things We Said Today” as its B-side.

The song featured prominently on the soundtrack to the Beatles’ first feature film, A Hard Day’s Night, and was on their album of the same name. The song topped the charts in both the United Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single. Featuring a prominent and unique opening chord, the song’s success demonstrated that the Beatles were not a one-hit wonder in the US.

Best Covers: Rufus Wainwright “Across the universe”

Rufus Wainwright is Canadian singer/songwriter who is the offspring of American folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle and the older brother of Martha Wainwright. His cover of “Across the universe” came about after the release of his second album, 2001’s “Poses”, and he was approached by Sean Penn to record a version of The Beatles song for his film, “I am Sam”.

Divus Julius presents: Fleece

Fleece is a Canadian psychedelic alternative indie band with an especially eclectic style, they put a twist on the modern day alternative sound by blending aspects of funk grooves, jazzy rhythm, and the phantasmagoric rock sound of the 1970s with their overall indie genre. With influences like, Herbie Hancock, The Beatles, Grizzly Bear, Radiohead, and Tame Impala, to name a few. “We get re-inspired everyday by music.   The end result surprisingly being a sound that’s so stylistically smooth you could just snuggle with it.

The Montreal-based psych quartet have shared a new single “Do U Mind? (Leave the Light On),” along with a sensuous new video. “Do U Mind? (Leave the Light On)” is the fourth in Fleece‘s recent series of singles. Their third full-length album, the follow-up to 2017’s Voyager, is due later this year. 

BEST COVERS: WALLOWS ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’

Wallows have shared a cover of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’. With vocals from drummer Cole Preston, the accompanying video features pre-quarantine footage of the band in the studio, on tour, at video shoots and the like.

The band’s proceeds from the cover will be donated to Feeding America, to help feed those in need and support the growing food issue in the US, which has been heightened due to COVID-19.

Music by Bergman: Dan Croll

Since the release in early 2014 of his critically-lauded debut album, Sweet Disarray, Dan Croll has purposely proved impossible to pin down. A sonic explorer, he doesn’t so much sidestep genres as conquer several at the same time. Citing artists from The Beatles to De La Soul to James Taylor in his work.

Dan Croll has released his third album, Grand Plan and has unveiled his two newest singles, title track “Grand Plan” and “Work.” With a sound that leans into the Laurel Canyon’s 1960s and 1970s scene, which has always inspired Croll heavily.

Best Covers: Blossoms ‘Paperback Writer‘

Blossoms have shared their cover of The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer‘ from self-isolation following on from their recent version of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’.

The five-piece filmed the harmonious cover from their individual homes and the result is incredibly special. The Stockport band’s take on the 1966 classic from The Fab Four is up there as the finest cover we’ve been treated to over the last few weeks as artists try to keep busy.