ARTIST NAME: The Righteous Rebels
SONG TITLE: Chasing Cars
GENRE: R&B, Rock
The Righteous Rebels
The unlikely quartet came together after singer Keren Botaro teamed up with guitarist Joseph E-Shine, bass player Fox Fagan, and drummer Yotam Weiss, to play a one-time premiere of the network’s new series “Rebel”.
Forging an unmistakable retro-drenched tone into a thrilling live on-air performance, the band decided to take it a step further and record music with E-Shine producing, and Fagan mixing.
They have released their very own version of Snow Patrol’s hit “Chasing Cars”, a soaring homage to the throwback retro sounds recently made popular by the likes of Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings, and Aaron Frazier.
Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.
The idea to go vintage was there from the first moment then we looked for an arrangement that would support these beautiful lyrics and as soon as we started to jam on 6/8ths it was very clear where it was going.
Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
So far the reactions are great, the song was featured in some very cool playlists and introduced us to many new fans.
Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
A lot has changed since the old days, these days many studios are smaller than what they used to be, as the main production tool is a computer. We actually chose to go more traditional with this tune and recorded the song playing live in one room. There’s no right or wrong, that’s what works best for the song.
Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.
We recently performed this song on a premier for an ABC TV show named “Rebel” and the production company was stoked about how it came out. It was a unique experience as the whole set was built as an urban parking lot with a taco truck while it was actually happening in a film studio.
Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.
‘Chasing Cars’ is a song by Scottish-Northern Irish alternative rock band Snow Patrol. We used the beautifully written lyrics and tried to give them our own musical interpretation.
Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.
We’ll probably go into the studio, try out a couple of things and decide what works best for the tune that we are about to record, there’s no recipe for such a thing, you got to feel it.
Tell us what triggers your creativity.
Anything, a good book, beautiful piece of music, movie, views, the ocean, life!
Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.
We are a diverse group of musicians and each one of us gets inspired by other things in the current moment so it’s all about the dialogue in the studio, eventually we find a middle ground.
Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
It hasn’t been written yet, but we’re working on it!
Discuss how you compose this song.
Joseph came up with the 6/8 arpeggio guitar line, then myself (Yotam), and Fox started to build slowly in, Keren was feeling it from the very first moment and what you hear is the result.
Elaborate on the song.
It’s a beautiful song and we tried to come up with our best take on it.
Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
An ABC writer came up with the name after we were hired to perform on a premiere for the new TV show, “Rebel”, we loved it and kept it.
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The Righteous Rebels release a new single, “Chasing Cars”, a very different take on the original classic from Snow Patrol, out on Foxtone Records, June 23.
Produced by the band’s guitarist Joseph E-Shine, the track is introduced with a melodic 50’s style arpeggio guitar line before the band gently kicks into gear allowing vocalist Keren Botaro, to whisk you away. Anchored down by drummer Yotam Weiss, and bass player/audio engineer Fox Fagan, who also gives the song its powerful dynamic mix. The track crescendos into a lush retro-sounding R&B rock track with wailing Hammond organs, and backing vocals the Bad Seeds might be proud of. This is for fans of Sharon Jones & The Dap-kings, Leon Bridges and Aaron Frazier.