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Tenderfoot

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While working on new material, Antwerp/Hamburg based duo The Day allowed themselves to continue their series of tasteful cover versions. Following their works for label mates Yeah But No and Dakota, their newest pick is "Tenderfoot" by The Lemonheads / Smudge.

"Tenderfoot is a song I listened to a lot when I was 11 years old after I heard my father play it in the car," recalls Gregor. "I rediscovered it when I heard Evan Dando play it at Molotow in Hamburg in early 2019. I always liked its simple short form both musically and lyrically composed nearly like a list of someone taking stock, regaining after a previous letdown."

As for their own approach to the song, he continues: "Being a fan of the song, of course I also loved Dando’s wild careless performance of it, but recently I also got the feeling that the song has a certain soft melodic quality to it that has not been recorded yet. That’s why I played it to Laura and luckily she really liked it, too. Later when it came to recording, everything fell into place very easily and we used all four first takes of Laura’s vocals at the same time. And I still am really happy hearing her interpretation as I feel it adds a new perspective to the song both the music and the lyrics."

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released February 14, 2020

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The Day Utrecht, Netherlands

The Day are Laura Loeters from Antwerp/Belgium and Hamburg based Gregor Sonnenberg. Since meeting at ArtEZ School of Music in Arnhem the two keep reconciling distances, differences and always new approaches and perspectives. The Day work on formulating their own version of withdrawn, melancholy pop music. The Day is intimate without being intruding and speaks with an inner calmness. ... more

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