AWOLNATION have joined forces with Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Portugal. The Man for a cover of Scorpions‘ “Wind Of Change.“ This track will appear on AWOLNATION’s new covers album, “My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me,” which is set to be released on May 6.
AWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno said the following:
“I’ve known Brandon for awhile and he’s been good to me over the years of being in this industry. The guys from Portugal. The Man feel like brothers from a hardcore band we would be in in another lifetime. This is such a massive song that I thought I’d swing for the fences. ALSO, did the CIA really write it???”
Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley also commented:
“This song marks a very significant point in my childhood. My dad pulled me to the TV in 1989 to watch the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the first time I truly became aware of the world around me. We wrote a song about that experience called ‘1989’ Like many others, ‘Wind Of Change’ sticks to that memory for me.”
Incubus’ Brandon Boyd added:
“This track has been drifting around in my headspace since I first heard it as a kid in the 1990s. It never occurred to me that it would be a great song to cover until Aaron suggested it for his project. The deal was doubly sweetened when he told me John from Portugal. The Man would be joining us as well. I’m thrilled to be part of it!”