The New Royales' White Stripes cover makes us believe in love at first sight.
One of The White Stripes' most universally beloved songs is their classic 2002 hit song "Fell In Love With A Girl." And as disturbing as it is to think how that track is more than a decade old, take comfort in the fact that the band's timeless garage jam still influences plenty of today's contemporary acts, most notably hip-hop/urban, rock/alternative outfit The New Royales.
The DJ Khalil-backed outfit -- who in the past have worked with Eminem, cowritten songs for Pink and Pitbull, and collaborated with Dr. Dre -- have put their own electro-tinged spin on "Fell In Love With A Girl," and, well, you should probably be prepared to fall in love all over again.
Listen to The New Royales' "Fell In Love With A Girl" after the jump.
Though The New Royales don't stray far from the song's original melody, they do trade "Fell In Love With A Girl"'s signature distorted guitars for electronic drums and minimalist thumping beats. The New Royales' rendition sounds quite a bit like The White Stripes' original, in fact, but not so much that they could be called copycats.
Believably emulating Jack White's squalling, strung-out vocals is a feat unto itself, and Erik Alcock proves that he's up to the task as he yelps: "Fell in love with a girl/ fell in love once and almost completely" followed by the song's trademark "AH-AH-AH-AH-AHHH-AHHHH."
In conclusion? Somebody find me the fainting couch, 'cause I'm about to SWOON.
+ Listen to The New Royales' "Fell In Love With A Girl."
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