LISTEN: FIDLAR’s Sheryl Crow Cover Gives New Meaning To “If It Makes You Happy”
"Well, OK, I still get stoned."
After a much-deserved break from the whirlwind release of their 2013 debut record, Los Angeles’s favorite rowdy, hearts-of-gold punk dudes FIDLAR recently announced a return and put up a pretty radical cover of Elvis Presley’s “Devil in Disguise.” Their newest subversive take comes courtesy of “Cheryl Kro” and the ’90s with a ampli-fuzzed, taunting cover of Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy.”
Crow’s take on the song—ostensibly about a destructive relationship with a purposefully distracting pop approach—gets its veiled appearance ripped apart with Zac Carper’s lacerating chorus: “If it makes you happy / It can’t be that bad / If it makes you happy / The why the hell are you so sad?”
And yes, that’s a remix of the 1996 original video.
FIDLAR play a sold-out show—their first in nearly a year—next Friday, January 24, at the Regent Theatre in Los Angeles.