The Xcerts have announced a new covers EP, ‘So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way’.
The release features new takes on Starship’s ‘We Built This City’, The Ramones’ ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’, Avril Lavigne’s ‘Complicated’, and ‘Inbetween Days’ from The Cure.
Frontman Murray Macleod says: “Since the first lockdown, I’ve found it fascinating that we are interpreting beloved songs and lyrics, poems, movies, books, tv shows, pieces of art, so differently because of the current climate.
“The EP features 4 songs that we’ve always loved and found comfort in, but during this time the lyrics have presented themselves in a different light and each song has taken on a whole new meaning.
“We wanted to document this time somehow whilst we drive ourselves up the wall waiting to record our next project so we holed ourselves up with our bud Ryan Burnett for a few days, perfected our ‘old fashioned’ cocktail recipe and pressed record.
“It was super fun and carefree and it also provided the perfect excuse to finally do a duet with our girl Heights on Complicated by Avril Lavigne.”
Watch the video for ‘We Built This City’ below; the EP lands on 15th January.