Nearly 17 years to the day since it was released as a single, Coat Check Girl have shared a cover of Linkin Park’s hit track “Crawling.” The band took the hit song and gave it a stripped down, indie rock makeover. They have literally slowed the song down to a “crawl’ and illustrated a more vulnerable side to the lyrics.
“Linkin Park was one of my first music loves and I have always looked back at them for inspiration (I even have a Hybrid Theory tattoo on my forearm),” commented vocalist Andre Rodriguez. “I had the chance to meet all of them and from the bottom of my heart, I have to say that I have never met more down-to-earth people in my life, so when I heard the news about Chester I was devastated. I felt like I lost a mentor, so I proposed to the band to play a Linkin Park song in our live shows in honor of him. We picked ‘Crawling’ because the lyrics are unbelievably powerful. The melodies are beautiful, so we didn’t really have to think about it too much. One day I started messing around with the chords and we all agreed that, that was the song we were going to cover.”