Walker Lukens (Cover) Song Premiere: “I Want A New Drug”

A few weeks ago, we asked you to pick a song for Walker Lukens to cover for our final Rock the Park of 2018. Well, we asked, and you answered enthusiastically!  Here it is all polished-up for ya, in all its new-fashioned glory. We’re also sharing the final counts of our poll, so you can see how all of our finalists stacked up. Here we go….Huey Lewis and the News’: “I Want A New Drug”

We found out a few hours before the session in studio 1A that “I Want A New Drug” had won the poll. Most of what you hear was recorded live, except the backup vocals and guitar. The idea was just to strip away the cheeseball arrangement and make something a little sleeker. Once Grant locked in the synth part, the rest of the arrangement pretty much just fell into place. James Westley Essary engineered and mixed the hell out of this thing.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Walker Lukens


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