WATCH: Amazing Baby Cover The dBs
The Brooklyn upstarts rework the power-pop band's tune with style and swagger.
“I guess you just don’t enjoy me anymore,” Amazing Baby frontman Will Roan sings in his group’s cover of “Black and White,” a catchy tune by 1980s power-pop group the dBs. He couldn’t be more wrong.
Performed at SPIN’s tent backstage at Lollapalooza, this excellent cover is all about Roan’s cocky sneer, which gives the self-pitying tune an aggressive kick.
The video is the latest in our series of Lollapalooza covers. Check out Kevin Devine’s take on the Smiths’ “There Is a Light Than Never Goes Out” here, and thenewno2’s performance of Thom Yorke’s “Black Swan” here.
Watch Amazing Baby’s cover below. And if you’re itching to hear some of the Brooklyn band’s original material, watch them play “Headdress” — also recorded backstage at Lolla — here.