Juno 365 session: the Good Lovelies cover k-os' 'Crabbuckit'
CBC Music presents a series of videos celebrating past Juno winners
In the lead-up to the 2018 Juno Awards, we've been inviting some of today's hottest Canadian acts to cover a past winner in the single of the year category. So far Ralph, William Prince, Mappe Of, James Barker Band, Rose Cousins, Scott Helman and Donovan Woods have chosen their favourite winning song for a session in our studio.
For their Juno 365 session, Canadian folk-country trio the Good Lovelies made a surprising choice.
"We picked 'Crabbuckit' because our band is from Toronto, we started in Toronto, and this song is about Toronto," says band member Kerri Ough, explaining their choice of the hit song by k-os (a.k.a. Kevin Brereton) that was single of the year at the 2005 Juno Awards. "Choosing a hip-hop song and covering it seemed like the right move to get people thinking that we could do something different."
Caroline Brooks concurs: "Yeah, that bass line is so musical as well, which lent itself to the arrangement. Eventually, we got to that three-part harmony where we were taking Kevin's words and trying to put them to a melody that was similar to what he was rapping and singing, and that bass line really helped us out."
"Yeah, those rhythms, it just felt ripe for, you know, a really tight three-part harmony style," adds Sue Passmore, the third member of the trio.
Enjoy the Good Lovelies' cover of "Crabbuckit," and wherever you are in the world on March 25, you can watch the Juno Awards live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver at cbcmusic.ca/junos.