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Vandoliers I Wanna Be 500 Miles Digital Single
2020
| BS 616
Digital Only

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

The Converse Cowboys take on the Scottish pub rock classic earworm! Fiddles, trumpets, distorted guitar, gang vocals! It's a RIOT.

Hoist a pint and sing along. 

The Converse Cowboys take on the Scottish pub rock classic earworm! Fiddles, trumpets, distorted guitar, gang vocals! It's a RIOT.

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We'll let the band explain the significance of the song... 

Frontman Joshua Fleming says: "Covers are a sensitive thing in our genre, at least when you are as picky as we are. You never want to be the band that does the same cover as anyone else. You will never hear us play “Tennessee Whiskey” or “Is Fort Worth on Your Mind." When we decided we wanted to record a cover song, we wanted a song that would ultimately have a place in our set, as well as a song that everyone would know but would never expect. 

Growing up in the '90s this song was one of my favorites. I would run around the house singing it at the top of my lungs. Over the years it’s grown from a nostalgic anthem to a drunken shanty, but it wasn’t until I was memorizing every word that I realized it's one of the greatest love songs ever written. 

We decided to put our own spin on the song instead of trying to recreate what the Proclaimers did. I really love how the trumpet and fiddle came out. Sometimes things just fall into place and from the moment we started working on the track; the song felt right at home. And it’s such a fun song to sing.

Meanwhile, multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves adds: "One time [Vandoliers bassist] Mark made us listen to it 60 times in a row when he was drunk, so we covered it to give him a reminder of what he had done."

Da-da-da-da! Da-da-da-da!

 

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  1. I Wanna Be (500 Miles)