The Walkmen Play Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue Turns to Grey’
BBC 6 Music are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones‘ first ever concert — way back on July 12, 1962 — with a series of covers from some of their favorite artists. Listen to one of those covers below as the Walkmen rework the Rolling Stones classic ‘Blue Turns to Grey.’
Taking a break from promoting their recent album, ‘Heaven,’ the Walkmen give a laid-back take on their version of the song. For the song — originally appearing on the Rolling Stones’ 1965 record, ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s)’ — the Walkmen swap electric guitars for acoustic strings. Lead singer Hamilton Leithauser manages to make ‘Blue Turns to Grey’ sound even sadder than the original, which is in line with the Walkmen’s “relaxed” approach on ‘Heaven.’
The Walkmen are continuing to promote ‘Heaven,’ having recently appeared on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last month. The band premiered the music video for their new single, ‘The Love You Love,’ earlier this week, which you can also watch below. The black and white clip was produced by Urban Outfitters, and according to Examiner, was shot at an old house in Philadelphia, Penn. The Walkmen will hit the road for a North American tour this September, which you can find the dates for here.
Listen to the Walkmen Cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue Turns to Grey’
Watch the Walkmen’s ‘The Love You Love’