Today is Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday, and we are celebrating it with our cover of one of his all-time classics!
- Listen on Spotify
- Listen on Apple Music
- Listen on YouTube
- (or search for it on your favorite digital music service)
But what’s the story behind this cover?
In 2019 we got an intriguing request. We had two days to record a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” for a possible movie use. It had to be really close to the original. Having our own studio, we knew we could make it. There was a big problem, though. Our drummer Danny was in the US at the moment.
So, what’s a band to do? Our good friend and former band member Alejandro Blanco stepped right in. As soon as he got off of work he jumped into his car and got to Satélite Estudios, where everything was already setup for the recording. Somehow we managed to meet the deadline with a very accurate rendition of the song.
And then… silence.
Once it became clear that there would be no movie placement, we set out to put our own stamp into the song. While keeping it fairly close to the original, we made it our own, adding some special sauce – and some cool solos!
We thought we might release it eventually and all but forgot about it until we saw the fateful date in the calendar. All we needed was a fresh mix and we could let the song fly into cyberspace.
We had the song and we had the reason to put it out. Happy Birthday, Bob!!!