You'll probably remember London’s Capital Children’s Choir from their 2013 cover of Crystal Castles' "Untrust Us." They also performed Lily Allen's track, "Somewhere Only We Know" with the singer on stage last December. Now, the group has tackled a particularly intriguing choice of song, none other than "Chances" by indie rock icons, The Strokes.
The video's description reads "'Chances' is one of our favorite songs by The Strokes. We liked all the different parts in the song just as much as we did the main melody, so we wanted to try singing the whole thing a cappella. We replaced the guitar and synth parts with different vocal effects; for the percussion we used our feet and vocal sounds." You can watch their rendition below.
It's puzzling that they would choose this particular song to cover, not just because it's The Stokes to begin with, but because it's a deep cut from one of their least cherished (and latest) LP's, Comedown Machine. With five albums under their belt, Capital Choir had plenty of songs to choose from, including mainstays "Last Night" and "Hard To Explain," yet they chose "Chances." Regardless, we think it's a pretty cool rendition.
It's always interesting to hear another person's rendition of a classic song that we love, and clearly, even more interesting when a school chorus gives it a go. Thanks to Time for reminding us that Staten Island's PS22 can be credited for starting this unique movement, tackling covers that range from John Lennon to Katy Perry to Pharrell and many more.
While speculation regarding a new Strokes LP has been rampant over the past few months, more recently. at this year's Landmark Music Festival, which took place on September 27th, frontman Julian Casablancas confirmed to festival-goers that the band was indeed working on a new album, according to NME.