Friday, April 19 2024

In the heart of Sweden, specifically Stockholm, Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends offer us a captivating reinterpretation of Elvis’s 1960 classic, ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears.’ This rendition pays homage to the timeless allure of the original while creating something new and worthy.

Originally penned by Ben Weisman, Fred Wise and Jack Lloyd, ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears’ serves as a poignant exploration of love’s transient nature, a sentiment echoed in Elvis’s original release. Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends’ version unfolds as a beautiful reimagining, featuring standout guitar work with a lovely retro style and delicate picking, complemented by a tremolo effect that adds a touch of nostalgia. The brilliant vocals, reminiscent of the great Roy Orbison, gently guide the listener through the emotional landscape of the song.

What sets this version apart is its deliberate pacing, slightly slower than Elvis’s, transforming the track into a poignant ballad with a deeply emotive feel. The chorus builds with a sweet intensity, surpassing even the King’s rendition. Subtle additions of synth lines and strings introduce layers of emotion, enhancing the richness.

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Throughout the song, the bass and drums provide a solid foundation, expertly holding the composition together without overshadowing the subtleties. Graceful harmonies pepper the track, maintaining listener engagement. At 2 minutes and 45 seconds, the song concludes, leaving a desire for more—a testament to its captivating nature.

Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends’ rendition of ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears’ goes beyond being a mere cover; it’s a thoughtful reinterpretation that pays homage to the original while carving out its own emotional space. Alien Friend, formerly part of the Swedish band REDMOON and the driving force behind this solo project, has also released a series of singles and a double album. Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends navigate a musical landscape blending power pop, folk, and indie rock, creating a contemporary yet nostalgic experience.

In conclusion, ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears’ by Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends is a heartfelt homage and musical demonstration of their ability to elevate a classic by ‘the King’ to even greater heights.

We invite you to experience it firsthand—hit play now. 🎶

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Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends deliver a poignant reinterpretation of Elvis’s ‘Summer Kisses, Winter Tears,’ presenting a nuanced and emotionally resonant take on the classic. The release stands as a testament to their musical artistry, bringing a contemporary yet nostalgic touch to this timeless song.
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Matt Warren

Matt Warren is a Cheshire based musician who studied contemporary music and composition. When not writing for The Indie Grid he enjoys watching 'Breaking Bad' on continuous loop and going to gigs. Since a youngster his fave band have been 'The Beatles' (with 'Cardiacs' in at a close second)... and this still applies to this day.

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