Baeble First Play: The Heirs Turn A Kanye Classic Into An Alt Pop Banger
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

808s & Heartbreaks is the criminally underloved entry in Kanye West's discography. It's Yeezy at his most emotionally devastated and vulnerable, and the electronic nature of the record unwittingly predicted the next seven years or so of hip-hop. And one of the crown jewels of the record is "Love Lockdown." Covering Kanye is like covering the Beatles or the Stones. You'd best know what you're doing. Thankfully, Florida alt-pop act the Heirs not only do the track justice but transform it into a glorious bit of electro/guitar pop.

We're stoked to be premiering the music video for the Heirs' cover of "Love Lockdown," and with its fusion of backstage and concert footage, I'd be hard-pressed to name a better way to induce you to go to one of the Heirs' concerts; the video for "Love Lockdown" shows a The Heirs concert as a massive party, and we're down with that. It also doesn't hurt that the track contains a blistering guitar solo and the soaring vocals of Savannah Hudson. The Heirs continue to be on the major come-up this year, and their future is only going to be brighter.

And this quote from the band speaks to their thought process in choosing this specific track to perform: "With our live performance, we decided to choose a song people could sing along to and also dig down into the bottom of reasoning. "Love Lockdown" to us was a statement piece in pop culture because of the depth in production and the creativity brought to a fantastic concept record. from the booming low end, to the tribal drum patterns, we wanted to create our own version staying true to the genius of the original, but also allowing our cohesive sound to possess it. we hope you all enjoy our rendition of Kanye West's 'LOVE LOCKDOWN' x "

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