Songs don’t get much more “classic” than the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and French easycore (there’s a new genre) band Back Garden Light have recently released their version of the 5’s first number one single.
Say what you want about the “-core” styles of music, this is a cracking cover of a feelgood classic. Despite having some heavy elements, it maintains the upbeat, bouncy heart of the original. Vocalist Max Desgarnier:
This is the first cover we’ve recorded in a while and we wanted it to be special; something that is iconic, but also not over played. We ended up choosing “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 because of its classic status. It’s instantly recognizable, and it has personally inspiring vocals.
Keeping with the retro theme, the band chose to film the music video at Claouey Skatepark, the oldest Skatepark in France, constructed some time in the 1970s. It was shot by Van Espen Studio, while the track was produced by the band’s guitarist Matthieu Kirby. The band’s current EP, Life’s A Game, is currently available for purchase and streaming.