New Song Alert: Retrograde by Groenland [Cover]
We’ve got a new video to share with you today, which comes to us from Montreal-based indie pop band Groenland called “Retrograde,” which is a cover of the track by James Blake.
James Blake is responsible for some of the most soul powered singles of the last decade. Attempting to cover one of his songs is no mean feat and must be executed with the same raw vocal talents and instrument playing that’s made him such a big name. Luckily Groenland accepted the challenge and definitely competed if not outshone James on their version of ‘Retrograde’.
Recorded in Arcade Fire’s old studio, the band allow lead signer Sabrina Halde to take the forefront allowing her dominate voice to prevail, adding extra emotion to that of the original. Sabrina carries the same vocal powers of that of Sarah Dugas & Ella Henderson. Her voice is accompanied fantastically by the 5 other members of the band and include a piano, a violin, an electric guitar, a digital piano and the sound of two backing singers. This whole orchestra results in complete bliss for the listener and a perfect match for the classy black and wide video to go alongside.
Halde’s voice is beautiful on this track, give it a listen and let us know what you think: