John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise returns with new single “What A Wonderful World”


Black needle Noise has just released a new single from their forthcoming These Mortal Covers album that will feature new versions of well-known songs including the recently released Black Crowes’ cover “She Talks To Angels”.

On this occasion, legendary producer John Fryer teamed with Tom Berger to create an astonishing cover version of Armstrong’s classic “What A Wonderful World”.

Fryer explains: “I have always loved the Louis Armstrong version of ‘What A Wonderful World’ from when I heard it as a child and it has stayed with me ever since. So I wanted to make a very different cinematic version, a very depressingly apocalyptic version with an uplifting feel. I thought of Tom Berger, my friend for many a year to sing it and I think he has done an amazing job to convey those haunting sentiments.”

Berger adds: “For me it was a real challenge to sing the vocals of a classical piece of music. After John sent me the instrumental version I thought it wasn’t possible – How can I transform such a fragile and innocent melody into such a massive wall of sound? And that was the thing: I sang it like I’d never heard the 1967 original. The result is not just a cover – it’s something new – and I’m very proud of the final result.”

The single’s accompanying video was directed by Christoph Vitt & Alex Makarov. 

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