FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015 |
Posted by: Camille Fantasia
POP ETC's pared down take on Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" reminds us why the song is as monumental as it is. Stripped down to the guts of guitar, it sounds like an aired out version of the original. It's a bold move to touch classic songs, as POP ETC did in January with Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" or in 2012 with Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." But it may in fact be the ultimate way of celebrating them. With "I Won't Back Down" POP ETC breathes new life into the song, allowing us to see the bare bones of what makes is such a classic.