SYML Shares Cover Of “Mr. Sandman”
May 15, 2017 BY Nettwerk
“SYML’s alluring cover of “Mr Sandman” is a haunting plea, an utterly poignant expression of longing, sadness, heartache and solitude that dramatically transforms the old into new.” – Atwood Magazine
SYML has released a cover of the track, “Mr. Sandman,” in honor of the 63rd Anniversary of the hit’s release. The song was originally written by Pat Ballard in 1954 and was then made popular by The Chordette’s later that year. “I was asked to make this cover for a TV show, but it never ended up getting used,” SYML explains. “I thought it was an intriguing choice because of the bubblegum-happy feel of the original. When I was working on it, I was moved by how desperate and dark the lyrics actually felt when you slowed things down and gave it a minor feel overall.”
LISTEN TO (AND SHARE) SYML’S HAUNTING TAKE ON “MR. SANDMAN” HERE:
Translated as “simple” in Welsh, SYML is the project of singer/songwriter Brian Fennell, founding member of Seattle-based indie rock band Barcelona.