The other day Rob Giles, one quarter of L.A.’s The Rescues posted the band’s new cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” on his Facebook page. I can tell you that I’m not a Katy Perry fan so The Rescues take on the song was the first time I’d ever heard it. Personally, I think it’s great, but I’m a sucker for a good chorus and Beach Boys-esque, four part harmony breakdowns. But who isn’t it!?
After hearing The Rescues version, I went and listened to the original. Granted, I might be biased and all having a fairly close relationship with Mr. Giles, but I truly think The Rescues version is superior to Katy’s. It’s organic. It’s real musicians playing real instruments without any autotune, a rarity in the pop music world.
I totally dig it, and think most people with good ears would as well. In fact, some music industry heavyweights have already taken note of this version (people already know the band). Because it’s good. And it’s real. That’s why I’m posting it below. Take a listen and brighten your day.