Watch Hudson Cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking': Exclusive Premiere
Covering the Rolling Stones is more or less a rite of passage for every up-and-coming rock band. Hudson, a quartet from Los Angeles, are no exception. You can watch their take on "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," an exclusive premiere, above.
The band is set to release its second EP, Cast Out, on Oct. 21, with pre-orders available on iTunes beginning Sept. 21. It's the follow-up to their 2014 debut EP, In the Unknown. The title track and lead single stem from an experience that happened to the band.
"We wrote ‘Cast Out' after a very traumatic, and in the end, unfair situation that left us feeling a lot of anger toward the perpetrators," says guitarist Chris Llewellyn. "We felt as if the justice system had let us down, and that the guys who did it felt zero remorse and got away with some terrible crimes. As a reaction, we responded from our hearts with this song rather than stooping to their level and getting revenge. We want our audience to realize that taking a negative experience and using it as fuel for something positive is the best route to take. This song has such a strong message and meaning for us that we decided it was the best title for our EP.”
Hudson were formed in 2013 when Llewellyn and bassist Brian Cohen heard singer David Hudson perform a cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." Later that year, they added drummer Christian Thierbach IV and have been building their following ever since thanks to their blend of influences like Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd. You can learn more about them at their website.
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