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Smash Mouth Drops A Hot Cover Of Rick Astley’s Unforgettable “Never Gonna Give You Up"

Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2022 –The Summer of Smash Mouth is officially underway. With new lead singer Zach Goode already in full bloom leading the charge of the band’s beach-approved brand of high-energy alt-pop, Smash Mouth is perfectly poised for their next audacious move.

Today, UMe releases “Never Gonna Give You Up,”Smash Mouth’s truly bold and vibrant cover of British soul-pop sensation Rick Astley’s iconic 1987 hit single on all digital formats. This refreshingly zesty reimagining spotlights the vocal talents of the New Your City-born, Los Angeles-based Goode to an absolute T.

For his part, Rick Astley, who has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, scored an international No. 1 smash hit with “Never Gonna Give You Up” from his landmark debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody, which celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year. Astley’s 1987 multi-platinum debut topped charts in 25 countries, and “Never Gonna Give You Up” recently achieved a rare milestone in becoming one of 23 music videos from the pre-internet era to hit one billion views on YouTube (and counting).

“We were asked to do it by our team, and our initial reaction was no way can we cover that song and make it sound like Smash Mouth,” muses Paul Delisle of Smash Mouth. “We were also concerned about how iconic and how perfect of a song it is and sung by the legend Rick Astley. After reconsidering, we went into the studio to record it, and to our surprise, It sounded awesome and gave us a fresh appreciation for the song. We feel we put the Smash Mouth stamp on it while keeping the original magic, and we really hope everyone likes it, especially Rick.”

There’s no doubt Smash Mouth’s version of “Never Gonna Give You Up” is never gonna let you down, as it’s the perfect sonic libation to accompany all means and methods of summertime fun. Click HERE to listen now.

Source: UMe

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