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Material Girl gets indie treatment from AWOLNATION ft Taylor Hanson


Material Girl gets indie treatment from AWOLNATION ft Taylor Hanson

Diamond-selling recording act AWOLNATION today dropped an infectious cover of Madonna’s classic “Material Girl,” along with Taylor Hanson of pop music sensation Hanson.

The indie-infused production is the latest offering from AWOLNATION’s upcoming covers and collaborations project My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, out May 6th via Better Noise Music.

The album’s tracklisting was revealed earlier this winter and includes collaborations with Beck, Jewel, Portugal. The Man and more. The project is a collection of masterfully crafted and carefully curated covers, with each track featuring at least one acclaimed musical artist with whom AWOLNATION’s founder Aaron Bruno has a personal connection. The aim of the project is to illustrate the healing power of music.

Bruno, AWOLNATION’s frontman:

“Taylor Hanson is a very very good singer. And an amazingly kind person. I asked him to try ‘Material Girl,’ and he was definitely thrown off by it at first, but after hearing the final product, I am so happy I convinced him to do it!”

Pictured top, Bruno of AWOLNATION, Pictured above, Taylor Hanson.

AWOLNATION’S first official offering from the project, a powerful reimagining of Scorpion’s “Wind of Change,” featuring Portugal. The Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, earned over 1M streams in its first month of release and was accompanied by a striking visual directed by Amalia Irons. The video’s imagery depicts waves of nostalgia, weaving together different scenes that explore the full spectrum of how the passing of time impacts everyone.

Pre-order the album across platforms starting today HERE.

Taylor Hanson:

“My first introduction to the project was simply the idea of working on an unexpected cover song, and a project that would have many different collaborators as a part of it, and that had my interest. The song ‘Material Girl’ was surprising on several levels, because it’s a song I would never expect either AWOLNATION or HANSON to cover. I loved the challenge of covering the song and staying true to the composition, while giving an authentic interpretation that I was proud of. I think the combination of the track Aaron built and the vocal arrangement I was able to contribute is a dynamic combination.”

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