Guster Teams Up With Friends To Create Translated Versions Of “Overexcited”
September 3, 2019 BY Nettwerk
Guster has teamed up with a community of friends to create translated versions of standout single “Overexcited” from their latest album Look Alive.
Speaking to the collaborations, bandmember Brian Rosenworcel says, “Much like the fake British accent in the original song, I have no recollection of how these international versions began. Once I reached out to my friend Sha’anan about a Hebrew version, he recommended a friend who could do an Arabic version, and it sort of spiraled from there. This song really deserves a “Canadian version” and it got one. I’m not going to pretend that “Overexcited” is an emblem for world peace, I mean, it’s a ridiculous song about a horny person — but there’s something sweet about how easy it was to get international friends on board. Music really does transcends boundaries.”
Look Alive — Guster’s first new album in four years — was released to widespread praise with features in USA Today, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. NPR Music called it “sparkling” and Relix said it was “their greatest stylistic leap yet.” “Overexcited” received significant radio airplay, landing Top 10 at Triple A with support from stations like KCRW/Los Angeles, KBCO/Denver, KINK/Portland, WFUV/New York, WXRT/Chicago, KXT/Denver, WXPN/Philadelphia, SiriusXM’s “The Loft” and more. The band performed the song on Late Night With Seth Meyers and CBS Saturday Morning. Listen to the full album here: http://smarturl.it/GusterLookAlive.
Guster is currently touring the U.S. in support of Look Alive, including an NYC make-up date at Terminal 5 after their Central Park Summerstage show was cut short due to weather. Later this month, they will perform with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Always looking to push creatively, the band has already shared the stage with the Boston Pops, as well as the Dallas, Colorado, and Vermont symphony orchestras. Tickets are on sale now, please visit www.guster.com for more info.
- Overexcited (Arabic) [feat. Anan Ksym]
- Overexcited (Canadian) [feat. Tyler Stewart]
- Overexcited (French) [feat. Francesca Blanchard]
- Overexcited (Hebrew) [feat. Sha’anan Streett]
- Overexcited (Japanese) [feat. Kishi Bashi]
- Overexcited (Malagasy) [feat. Razia Said]
- Overexcited (Spanish) [feat. Kanaku y El Tigre]
8/30/19 – Nashville, TN @ Live on the Green
9/7/19 – Toledo, OH @ Hensville Park Concert Series
9/21/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall w/Oregon Symphony Orchestra
11/30 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5