Denmark’s melodic heavy rockers MERIDIAN are releasing the third video/single (out of six) from their upcoming EP of covers “Taking Cover”, coming later this year on Mighty Music.
The song is a cover of the Danish band Randy’s song, “Shadows Are Falling”.
Each member of the band picked one song for the EP, and this one is chosen by bassist Peter Bruun who says: “Randy was a Danish band that was active through the ’80s until the early ’90s. They never got the success they deserved. In 1986 they released this song on a 7” single, and I heard it on the radio a few times and managed to recorded it on a cassette tape. I had the tape for years and kept coming back to it because this is such a beautiful and well-written song. So picking just one song for our covers EP, – it had to be Shadows Are Falling”.
Why covers? – Just for the fun of it!
It happens to most bands. It certainly happens a lot in this band. Warming up at rehearsals someone starts playing a cool riff from the good old days. – Everybody joins in on the jam and 30 seconds later everybody stops, laugh and someone says “That’s a cool song. We should make a cover of that someday”. Most often, that day never comes, but sometimes it does. Last year when the band finished recording the “Margin Of Error” album, one of the songs reminded Mighty Music CEO, Michael H. Andersen, of one of the greatest Danish bands from the 80’s, Skagarack, – and he suggested the band should do a cover of one of their songs.
The idea stuck for a while, and the band decided that once they gathered in the studio, they could just as well record a couple of songs and make a covers EP – just for the fun of it! Choosing the songs was not easy. Every discussion always ended with over 20 good suggestions. So the band applied some rules. Each member should pick one song, and nobody could argue against it. So here we are, with six classic rock and pop songs from the 80’s, grinded through the Meridian machine, twisted a little bit to suite the Meridian sound and playing style, but still paying respect to the well-known originals.
All six songs are released as digital singles over the summer, and the EP will be available in the autumn 2020.