Northern California songwriter Garrett Pierce has been a Seal fan for a long time. Today, we’re happy to premiere his version of “Crazy” — a cover which comes with a little bit of a backstory to it:
Around five years back a group of some of my favorite musicians and friends came together to do a cover song contest reinterpreting Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose”. Though I was invited to participate, I never recorded a version I liked, and truthfully, I’ve always preferred “Crazy” if I was going to record a Seal song.
Well, after receiving an email from my old friend Payam Bavafa of Sholi, I decided to spend a week doing my own take on Seal’s breakthrough single.
Put together by a director who at this time will remain nameless, this is probably my favorite video I’ve been involved with. Why, because it makes me smile (and my shit is usually so gloomy).
Garrett also added that he once saw Seal perform at Fry’s Electronics in Burbank, where he grew up. “He walked into the store, kinda in his own head, and he was singing to himself…probably working out a melody or lyric in one of his songs,” Garrett explained. “I thought that was pretty cool.”
Garrett Pierce’s latest record, City of Sand, was released last year on Narnack Records. He has a string of regional tour dates coming up in which he will be playing solo, including a house show with B. Hamilton’s Ryan Christopher Parks. See full dates below:
11/19 Los Angeles – Satellite (Neil Young Tribute Show)
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Terroir Annex (1114 Folsom St) w/ Dagan Minestero, Jonathan Patch
11/21 – Davis, CA – Third Space w/ Luke Sweeney
11/22 – Redding, CA – Vintage Redding w/ Luke Sweeney
11/23 – Portland, OR – The Blue Monk w/ Luke Sweeney
11/24 – Oakland, CA – Private House Show w/ Luke Sweeney, Jessi Phillips, Ryan Christopher Parks*
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