If you’ve yet to hear the cover of Nirvana’s smash single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Toronto composer and pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, then now’s as good a time as any. The recently-released track is one of many from the artist’s forthcoming new album, What Remains, due on October 28th.
Commenting on his choice for the cover, Thompson states:
“‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is that tune no matter where it’s played or who it’s played for, it connects with people of all generations and cultures.”
The track was recorded by Jeremy Darby and Julian Decorte at Canterbury Music Company, with Thompson’s trio, Randall Hall on bass, and Jeff Halischuk on drums, and mastered by João Carvalho.
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