With one foot in the lake of indie-rock, and both hands stretching towards musical heaven, Jimmy Sweet’s music holds an interesting duality. Recently, the Los Angeles-based musician released a live cover of Ramones’ Judy Is A Punk, and with the cover’s release, this duality was made perfectly clear; he takes rock n’ roll songs (whether they be originals or covers) and lifts them into new, unexpected sonic territories.
Rock hooks and raw lyricism are present all throughout his music, but he takes these elements and unchains them, letting them rise into heavenly areas. The result is a brand of indie music that feels both gospelic and gritty. His new cover Blondie’s Dreaming is another spectacular example of this.
On his new cover of Blondie’s Dreaming, Los Angeles artist Jimmy Sweet balances gracefully between heavenly gospel and crooning chamber rock.
The new cover swaps Blondie’s pounding percussion for sweeping string arrangements, immediately establishing a completely new take on the track. Jimmy’s full-bodied croon cuts through lush backing vocals, while the expansive instrumental arrangements seem to exist in a world of their own.
This is where Jimmy’s music thrives; it’ll transport you to multiple places simultaneously—one transcendental, the other direct and emotionally resonant. Jimmy will lift you, and leave you balancing between contrasting sonic environments.
Do yourself a favour and listen to the new single above.