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”.
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.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/xLcN9Kmn3Q0
Stream the single: https://blackneedlenoise.bandcamp.com/track/what-a-wonderful-world