Indie88 Premiere: Hunting releases cover of Sparklehorse’s ‘Gold Day,’ announces new album

'Whatever You Need' is set for release on November 1

Vancouver’s Hunting has just announced their forthcoming album Whatever You Need, which is set for release on November 1st, and as part of the announcement, they’ve dropped a cover of Sparklehorse’s “Gold Day.”

Hunting’s cover is a perfectly modern rendition of the uplifting, dynamic original. With a resounding drum line, booming bass, and dreamy, processed vocals, this song is sure to be the soundtrack to your summer.

“‘Sparklehorse’s album It’s A Wonderful Life really changed the way I thought about songwriting and production,” songwriter-producer Bradley Ferguson explains. “My favourite of his songs has always been ‘Gold Day,’ probably the most uplifting song on that particular album. For the Hunting version of ‘Gold Day,’ we sped it up a little and put drums through the whole thing, but we did our take on his Mellotron track, recreated a few of his parts and really tried to capture the Sparklehorse vibe. The lyric ‘May all your days be gold my child’ still gives me chills.”

Listen to “Gold Day” below.
 

 
Lead photo courtesy of Johann Wall.