Here’s the Smash Mouth/Car Seat Headrest covers project no one asked for

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Smash Mouth and Car Seat Headrest made their Twitter bromance official this week: The bands covered each other’s songs to display just how much each band respects one another’s music.

This collaboration has been a long time coming. The bromance began on Aug. 1, 2016, when Smash Mouth tweeted that Car Seat Headrest had released one of the best songs of the year.

Car Seat Headrest responded graciously and soon fans were suggesting the bands team up to cover each other’s songs. Now, it’s been announced that Smash Mouth has covered “Something Soon” and Car Seat Headrest performed “Fallen Horses.” The recordings premiered on Jenny Eliscu’s SiriusXMU show.

https://twitter.com/SIRIUSXM/status/964317431664488449

Car Seat Headrest frontman Will Toledo and Smash Mouth’s Greg Camp joined Eliscu for a conversation about the covers. Camp said he was especially impressed by Toledo’s lyricism.

“His lyrics are just amazing. That’s always the main thing I go for the artists that I listen to,” Camp said. “His automatically grab you, you know, they pull you in. Whereas with Smash Mouth, the music might grab some people, and then you start listening to the lyrics and go, ‘Oh, that’s a little darker than it sounds.’ I like to think that he and I have some things in common in that way.”

The collaboration has officially been dubbed #CarSmash by Smash Mouth online. Right now, only their cover of “Something Soon” is available to listen to online and fans so far dig it.

Listen to Smash Mouth’s cover here and stay tuned for Car Seat Headrest’s cover, as well.

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle

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