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SWMRS And FIDLAR Have Covered The 1975’s People

Behold: SWMLAR covering The 1975’s rowdy 2019 single People.

Fellow California punks SWMRS and FIDLAR have teamed up for a cover of The 1975’s 2019 single People.

Both bands released absolutely brilliant albums last year – Berkeley’s On Fire and Almost Free respectively – and now they’ve joined forces to cover what is considered the Manchester pop-rock titans’ “heaviest” song to date.

“I grew up with people like Converge and Minor Threat and Gorilla Biscuits,” The 1975 frontman Matty Healy told NME around the release of People. “Every time I do a 1975 record, I just go through the catalogue of music, the mental rolodex. [Upcoming new album Notes On A Conditional Form] is an interesting record, because it has our most aggressive moments and our most tranquil moments and they’re quite harshly lined up against each other.”

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People also fits in perfectly with SWMRS and FIDLAR’s politics, as it lyrically tackles some of the biggest problems this generation faces – from mental health to capitalism.

Check it out below.

The lyrics to People are:

Wake up, wake up, wake up
It’s Monday morning and we’ve only got a thousand of them left
Well, I know it feels pointless and you don’t have any money
But we’re all just gonna try our fucking best
Well, my generation wanna fuck Barack Obama
Living in a sauna with legal marijuana
Well, girls, food, gear
I don’t like going outside, so bring me everything here
(Yeah, woo, yeah, that’s right)
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the kids
Wake up, wake up, wake up
We are appalling and we need to stop just watching shit in bed
And I know it sounds boring and we like things that are funny
But we need to get this in our fucking heads
The economy’s a goner, republic’s a banana, ignore it if you wanna
Fuck it, I’m just gonna get girls, food, gear
I don’t like going outside, so bring me everything here
(Yeah, woo, yeah)
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the kids
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the kids
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the, fucking with the
People like people
They want alive people
The young surprise people
Stop fucking with the kids

The cover rules, obviously, but we’re also big fans of the name SWMLAR.

Posted on February 14th 2020, 1:56pm
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