Trading the blasting, riff-heavy classic rock found in their debut EP for something a little more laid back, London-based outfit MADRE SUN have released a gorgeous, stripped-back cover of the Arthur Lee/Love classic, ‘Everybody’s Gotta Live’.
Originally featured on Lee’s 1972 debut solo album ‘Vindicator’ and later appearing on Love’s seventh and final studio album, ‘Reel to Real’ in 1974, ‘Everybody’s Gotta Live’ has been brought into the spotlight in more recent times on the soundtrack to the 2019 comedy-drama film Jojo Rabbit.
Now, Madre Sun guitarists Matt Cavina and Tyson Schenker trade fuzzed-up amps for a crisp acoustic tone – with vocalist Eduardo Cavina providing a bluesy, soulful tone to the song’s heartfelt lyrics – in the band’s exceptional cover version.
“As soon as I heard this song I fell in love with it,” comments Madre Sun’s Tyson Schenker on the band’s latest music release. “My girlfriend heard it playing in a café and told me I should check it out.”
“I love the simplicity of it but the message is powerful and honest. We are born and then we die, simple as that. Enjoy and appreciate the life you have.”
When recording the track, Madre Sun comment that they wanted to capture the warm, comfortable nature of sitting around a campfire with friends – a “moment in time” caught perfectly by Guto Gonzalez, who mixed and mastered the audio. The video, however was recorded by David Pear (with assistance from Oliver Halfin) in another comfortable setting – a sitting room complete with rug, candles and what the band saw as a “70s vibe”.
“The video is great, even in its simplicity. I think we’ve all shared simple moments like this, sat around a campfire or sitting room, having a few beers and just living in the moment. That’s what this song is for Madre Sun.”
Earlier this year, Madre Sun released their debut EP ‘The Speed Of Light’ on 24th July. The EP saw huge success in the Cavina brothers’ home country, where it entered the Brazilian iTunes Album Chart at #15 and received 40k Spotify streams in the first week of release. Madre Sun have also seen support from American music historian, radio personality, talk show host and author Eddie Trunk, who tweeted the music video for their previous single ‘Trick Up The Sleeve’ and spoke of them as a “killer sounding new band” that he was “excited to keep an eye on”.
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Eduardo Cavina – Vocal/Bass
Tyson Schenker – Guitar
Matt Cavina – Backing Vocal/Guitar
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