Originally released in 1995, by Garbage, “Only Happy When It Rains” has become a phenomenon covered by many artists including Metallica. Today Nouveau Arcade releases their own take on the popular alt rock track.
Embossing the single with Alt-Rock, Midtempo, and Cyberpunk vibes, Nouveau Arcade adorns “Only Happy When It Rains” with an introspective feel coupled with dark synthesizers and gritty guitars. Topped with a passionate vocal performance the cover is an easily addictive track with it’s emotive lyrics and yearning atmosphere. The single will be part of Nouveau Arcade‘s upcoming album Dead Hearts.
“When we heard this song it just clicked, and we knew what we wanted to do,” explains Nouveau Arcade. “We felt the desire to re interpret the lyrics to have a sound of vulnerability and feeling loneliness and isolation that we were experiencing as a society during the height of the pandemic.“
Nouveau Arcade are prepared to make their mark on the world combining elements of the nostalgic past and the electric future, with a wide array of eclectic influences in between. Nouveau Arcade doesn’t just think outside the box, they smash it creating a whole new shape from which they create their own unique vision.
The duo, hailing from Seattle, Washington, consists of Kevin Preston and Len Hotrum, long-time collaborators who have known each other for the better part of two decades. have a notable history together. Their project The Crying Spell, toured with well-known bands including Killing Joke, Julien-K, VAST, and played shows alongside Thriving Ivory, Filter, and The Birthday Massacre and opening for Nico Vega, Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, and Godsmack. The Crying Spell also performed an NFL halftime show for the Seattle Seahawks after receiving strong fan support, and they were the winner of MTV’s Freshman Four competition.
With Nouveau Arcade, the duo have expanded their sound into a electro rock retro-futuristic hybrid style – somewhere between familiar dark synth influences à la Depeche Mode, or The Cure, David Bowie and contemporary hybrid electro Rock with elements of Muse, M83, Health, metric ,Gunship, joywave. Kevin and Len have named the result “Modwave.” Combiningthe pair’s admirable creative background and diverse songwriting skills with their collaborator Stefan Scherperel’s expertise in photography and music videos, Nouveau Arcade is soon to be one of the most talked-about acts in music today.
“Only Happy When It Rains” is out now from FiXT.
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