I absolutely love when a rock band take one of their songs and decide it needs a bit of a re-do and they get out pianos and acoustic guitars. I can almost promise you that it will be a favorite of mine, often more so than the original.
Phoenix Az’s This Modern have taken their upbeat song Next Time Around, which usually has a swelling chorus and electronic feel, and showed us they also have a soft side. Marcus Reardon’s striking vocals seem to float effortlessly over a background of piano and other quiet instrumentation.
The band said they wanted to deliver something that was soothing and relaxing, something that was a bit of a distraction from 2020, and they have totally delivered with this new version of Next Time Around.