The fifth installment of #WildeWednesdays is here and this time it’s a cover of Snow Patrol’s alt-rock favorite “Spitting Games.” The Wilde is stripped down, keeping vocals and production intimate – if you’ve been wondering how the song sounds slowed down a few steps, here is your answer. Without all the spinning instrumentals, the emphasis of the lyrics is even stronger – paired with The Wilde’s mellowhop production, there’s even a bit of a slow-jam R&B feel to it.
With some help of pseudo-partner Tape Ghost (fka Madluv), Luke DeWilde feeds into his childhood love for Snow Patrol’s 2004 record Final Straw. “Particularly influence by The Postal Service and The Weekend,” DeWilde flash-forwards this early 2000’s track to the future of alt-rock and indie. DeWilde elaborates, “I’ve always loved this song and genre but the music I make has changed a lot so I felt like it would be interesting apply my new tastes to something I would’ve done an acoustic guitar cover of in high school.” An homage to the truth that we remain loyal to the music we listened to in our formative years, this cover of “Spitting Games” is nostalgic and proof that a good song can withstand the passing of time.
Listen to “Spitting Games” below:
The Wilde has collaborated with the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Budo, Scarub of Living Legends and more. A new track for Wilde Wednesdays comes every month!