Switchfoot Cover Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and Harry Styles on New EP
2000s rockers also take on the Chainsmokers and the Verve
Alt-rock quintet Switchfoot announced a new EP of covers this week — appropriately titled Covers – with the group’s first single, a rendition of Ocean’s 2011 Nostalgia, Ultra cut “Swim Good,” released today (May 29).
The EP also comes complete with the groups’ takes on Styles’ top-20 single “Lights Up,” the Chainsmokers’ “Sick Boy,” Vampire Weekend’s “Harmony Hall,” the Verve’s “Lucky Man” and Jon Bellion’s “Stupid Deep.”
The band — behind hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move” — is looking forward to the out-of-left-field release. In a Twitter thread earlier this week, the group wrote “Seems like we all could use a bit of perspective these days: what it means to be alive, to be in community, to be human. So we’ve decided to bring you our first ever Covers EP, our own stamp on a diverse group of songs. We want to shock and surprise you. We want to move you.”
The project drops on June 19, with the Ocean cover now available on streaming services.
You can check out their latest video for the track below.