Take a “rad” song and make it better. Yes, the term rad hasn’t been popular since the heyday of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the twist on the phrase from “Hey Jude” expresses our attitude toward the cover of “The Maze” by The Racer. The original by Manchester Orchestra is praiseworthy and deserving of attention. Somehow, the cover tops it.
“The Maze” fortifies the position that The Racer will be one of the major breakout bands of 2018. According to the email submission for the song:
“In 2017, The Racer took full control of their art, eschewing the album format for the time being and focusing on enjoying releasing single-format content more regularly. Fans should keep their eyes peeled through 2018 for fresh video/audio content and more!”
“The Maze” (Manchester Orchestra Cover) by The Racer