I love it when artists do covers and give them their own interpretation rather than going the paint-by-numbers route. And Australia’s Green Buzzard have totally re-envisioned Tobias Jesso Jr’s “Hollywood” here. Where the original version was a somber piano ballad, Green Buzzard’s version is uptempo and even upbeat, guitar-centric alternative rock. I had never heard of Tobias Jesso Jr or his song “Hollywood” until I received an e-mail from Green Buzzard’s publicist this morning. To that end, I listened to Green Buzzard’s take on the song a few times before I looked for the original version. So, to me, the original feels more like a cover. But I’d have to say that both versions are great. It’s a wonderful little song. And you know I’m a collector of songs about California, so I’m pleased to welcome these additions to my library.
Here’s Green Buzzard’s official debut single:
And here’s Tobias Jesso Jr’s original version of “Hollywood”:
Green Buzzard – ‘Hollywood’ (Tobias Jesso Jr Cover).
Purchase Green Buzzard’s debut single ‘Zoo Fly’ below:
Digital – http://tinyurl.com/zoofly
Vinyl – www.greenbuzzard.com
Sydney band ‘Green Buzzard’ recently recorded this cover of Tobias Jesso Jr’s song ‘Hollywood’.