Grammy-nominated psychedelic soul duo Black Pumas have joined forces with indie-pop outfit Lucious for an updated collaborative cover of The Kinks‘ “Strangers”.
Released to streaming platforms on Thursday via ATO Records, the new cover also appears in the promo trailer for the forthcoming YouTube Originals documentary, Life In A Day 2020. The film premiered as part of the Sundance Film Festival recently and will stream for free this coming Saturday (2/6) via the film’s YouTube channel.
“To me, ‘Strangers’ has a really interesting way of cutting through straight to the soul,” Black Pumas singer Eric Burton said in a press statement about the song, which The Kinks first released way back in 1970 on the band’s Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One album. “I had such a good time inhabiting this honest reflection on love lost and the triumph that is a resilient human spirit.”
In addition to the documentary trailer arriving on Thursday, the band also shared an eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette showing how their cover with Lucius came to be in the recording studio. Watch both videos and stream the new cover in full below.
Black Pumas & Lucius – Behind The Making Of “Strangers”
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Life In A Day Documentary Trailer (Feat. “Strangers” Performed By Black Pumas & Lucius)
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Black Pumas, Lucius – “Strangers”
Black Pumas were one of the many artists who took part in the musical ceremonies for President Biden‘s inauguration last month.