PUP have shared a new video for their track ‘Free At Last’.
In putting it together, the band shared the song’s lyrics and chords with fans, asking them to do their best cover without ever even hearing the track. They ended up with 253 submissions, including one from their pal Finn Wolfhard. Watch the vid below.
Stefan Babcock says: “The video for ‘Free At Last’ started off as a very, very stupid concept. Before the song was released, we put out the lyrics and a basic chord chart and asked people to record their own versions without hearing the original first. It was a bit of a social experiment. We expected to receive 15 or 20 covers. We received 253. A lot of them were very… interesting… but most of them were actually really good. We listened to every single one front to back (13 hours and 34 minutes), and by the end our brains were puddles of sludge and we couldn’t remember how our own version sounded.
“We received hip hop versions, ska versions, grindcore, EDM, Mariachi, Ukulele, Polka, and piano ballad versions. Incredibly enough, none of the 253 covers sounded like ours. And even more astounding, no two of the covers sounded the same either. The amount of creativity and love put into these things absolutely blew us away.”
PUP are currently gearing up to release their new album ‘Morbid Stuff’, out 5th April. They’ve also a UK tour that kicks off on 9th April.