over the last half a year, i’ve blogged about derek webb’s latest innovative project called democracy vol. 1. earlier this year, fans could cast votes for up to 12 songs that they wanted webb to cover. then, the 12 songs receiving the most votes would be covered by webb for the album. the album has been in the process of being recorded over the span of 2010, with 1 track being recorded and released each month. over the past 6 months, webb released the first six tracks, which was the beatles’ while my guitar gently weeps, coldplay’s fix you, bob dylan’s the times they are a-changin’, gnarls barkley’s who’s gonna save my soul, sufjan stevens’ chicago and u2’s where the streets have no name.
july’s track is huey lewis’ power of love from the soundtrack of 80s masterpiece, back to the future.
in the past couple days, webb gave some hints on twitter as to what the new track would be, but none summed it up quite like this:
ok friends, just finished this month’s ‘democracy v1’ track. hint: imagine michael j. fox & trent reznor in a cage fight. coming monday
all in all, the track’s pretty good. i mean, it does, unlike last month’s track, have quite a bit of kitsch to it. that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but certainly, it has a bit of a novelty feel to it.
nevertheless, it’s a huey lewis cover. and that’s usually a good thing… 🙂
but, don’t take my word for it. check it out for yourself. here’s the track.
derek webb / power of love: