You’ll traverse the sounds of the globe with The Eighty Six Seas. An electronic mastermind, Nick Stevens knows how to channel the sounds of the psyche with his skilful arrangements. In one way or the other, you’re in for a new experience every time. This time, we get a beautiful, unique cover of The National’s track, I Need My Girl.
If the original was a dive into the spatial acoustics of the guitar, The Eighty Six Seas orient us a little differently, in a digital paradise. It is a uniquely crafted track, having some powerful punches and a surreal, smooth flow. The pianos overlap very soon, having the highlight chord changes. The emotional roots are held, with the delivery of the chorus lines. Elly Kace joins with her duet vocals, with a myriad of instruments layering, creating a festival of electronic sounds. Nick Stevens experiments with the background, making it rife with a collection of sounds unlike any other. The instruments waltz with the vocals, receding for the key changes and holding the sanctity of the original track with fervour.
With this cover, Nick shows that he can dive into several spheres of sound, experiment but to keep the core intact. With headphones, you’re treated to acoustics that you wouldn’t have heard to this detail earlier. I’d like to see this song play in the same movie it was featured, Entourage. I think the effects which are produced lead to changes within scenes which are stronger, and poised with purpose. His single, Guy and Girl has close to 30k+ streams on Spotify. Check out his other music and this Bandcamp exclusive and follow him for entrance into electronic wonderland!