No Joy are getting ready to release their new EP, Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, on May 19th and today they’ve shared a video for their cover of Deftones’ “Teenager.”
The forthcoming EP features four orchestral reworkings of tracks from last year’s Motherhood alongside today’s Deftones cover. No Joy’s rendition of the 2000 White Pony track features a dreary, yet dreamy harp-assisted arrangement with ethereal vocal lines. The accompanying video was directed by 15-year-old student Kevin Petty, and follows clips of his daily life.
“It’s always the small moments like skating around with your friends or walking around your high school campus that means the most,” Petty explains. “It’s gonna be really cool when I get older and see these old videos with all my old classmates and friends.”
Watch the video for No Joy’s cover of “Teenager” below.
“I have never been shy about my love for Deftones,” No Joy’s Jasamine White-Gluz explains. “White Pony is one of my favourite records of all time, and the track ‘Teenager’ was proof to me that they were a band bigger than any nu-metal confines they were trapped in. It’s such a sensitive and delicate song sequenced right in the center of a very heavy album. We recorded our version completely remotely. Nailah [Hunter]’s harp, Tara [McLeod]’s lapsteel, and Ouri’s experimental cello really capture the emotional feeling I had when I first heard the song as a teenager.”
Listen to the original version of “Teenager” below.