Montreal based How Sad gives you something to smile about with a clever synth pop cover of Blood Orange's hit, "It Is What It Is." How Sad released their debut EP, Indian Summer, in August of 2013 turning what was once a playful dream to a touring band. How Sad creates a unique sound with airy vocals and 80s synth inter laden with smooth electronic drums.
How Sad finds a beautiful way to incorporate their signature sound into this cover, while simultaneously staying true to the original. The relaxed emotion originally developed by Blood Orange maintains in How Sad's version, highlighting the soft soprano chorus and putting a synth pop spin on Blood Orange's use of melodic xylophone.
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How Sad's selection to cover Blood Orange's track demonstrates their knowledge of the current music scene and their forward progress as 2014 begins. In the past two years, How Sad has developed a name for themselves in their home country having played NXNE in Toronto, Sled Island in Calgary, Evolve festival in Nova Scotia, and Pop Montreal and M for Montreal, as well as touring the US and Canada along side some major indie-pop acts. Jam to this blissfully melodic groove and keep How Sad in mind when you're in the mood for a chilled out groove.
"It Is What It Is" (How Sad Cover)