Jack Barakat’s WhoHurtYou Have Covered Katy Perry
Following the release of their debut Stages EP earlier this month, WhoHurtYou are keeping the new music rolling with a cover of Katy Perry’s The One That Got Away.
The duo – All Time Low’s Jack Barakat, and songwriter/producer Kevin Fisher – have just unveiled an emotional rendition of the pop single, very much in keeping with the vibe and lyrical content that WhoHurtYou have produced in their own music so far.
“Instead of going to therapy, getting my head right, working out, doing all the positive things and thinking about the future, I was staying in the past and mulling everything over and drinking too much,” Jack previously told Kerrang! of the personal journey he experienced in getting WhoHurtYou together, following a bad break-up. “It got to the point where I was like, ‘I don’t feel like I’m getting better, I feel like I’ve been running in circles for a while.’ So I started seeing a therapist and that turned everything around. She was like, ‘You need to find some healthy outlets – why don’t you write songs?’ It was in therapy that I kind of got a lot of lyrical content, ’cause I was putting all my things out there to her, and once I put it out to her, it gave me more ammunition for things to write about.”
When asked if, ultimately, Jack was glad he went through a break-up because it spawned WhoHurtYou, he agreed: “Yeah! I wasn’t happy that I went through it until this project came out (laughs). Until then I was still like, ‘What the fuck is going on? What is wrong with me?’ But turning something so negative into something positive has made it all worth it.”
“I couldn’t agree more!” added Kevin. “When you’re going through all of it, it’s like, ‘This is the worst thing!’ and then being able to stand on the other side and look at this project and look at these songs… we’re very grateful and very thankful for it.”
On that note, check out this emotional cover of The One That Got Away below:
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