Band of Horses

The musical eye for an eye never looked so good.  Earlier this summer, Cee-Lo released a video for his take on Band of Horses’ “Nobody’s Gonna Love You”.  The video was an artistic monster, and Cee-Lo set the table for his forthcoming LP.  Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell heard Cee-Lo’s version and decided to match him with BOH’s rendition of Cee-Lo’s “Georgia”, which also met Bridwell’s desire to pay homage to his family’s home state.  The Redcoat marching band is featured as well, and the song will be released on a split 7 inch single that also includes Cee-Lo’s BOH cover.  Confused?… The digital single is available now and can be purchased at the band’s website, where you can also pre-order the hard copy.  Get the track below.

Says the band:

“Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses recalls the genesis of the “Georgia” single: “This began as a very random idea I had on my dad’s patio after we watched our beloved Georgia Bulldog football team get robbed of a win at the hands of the referees and LSU last year. I knew I wanted to pay homage to my favorite team in song but didn’t have any idea how to begin. Once I heard Cee Lo’s ‘Georgia,’ I was immediately smitten and figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard. It wasn’t until I heard his cover of our song though that it occurred to me: Duh, we should return the favor. Incorporating the Redcoat marching band was just the icing on the cake! This song is so nostalgic to me as my parents grew up in Atlanta and have so many family members in the great state of Georgia. It’s always been a second home of sorts. We’ve played some great shows there as well, including our run of annual New Year’s Eve shows in Atlanta from 2007-2009.”

Band of Horses: “Georgia” (Cee-Lo Cover)