PUP shares new song

Toronto, Ontario punks, PUP, have released the second single, titled "Free At Last", from their forthcoming album, "Morbid Stuff", out on April 5th via Rise Records. The baqnd released the chords and lyrics for the song a few weeks ago, asking fans to cover it without ever hearing the track. They ended up with 253 submissions and a $25 music video, shot entirely on an iPhone in one night to boot.

Stefan Babcock on the song and video: "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".

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