AWOLNATION have just dropped a cover of Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’ with special guest Tim McIlrath of Rise Against.
The track will feature on the upcoming AWOLNATION covers album ‘My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me’.
Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst loves the AWOLNATION version. “A tough new light on our old song! The whistle near the end is a deft touch…congrats AWOLNATION and Tim on doing a brilliant job!”
McIlrath said of the collaboration, “When I met Aaron years ago at one of our shows at the Coliseum in L.A., he disclosed his past time spent in hardcore bands, and we bonded over that. I’ve always been a fan of his, both as a person and his music, so it was an easy decision to guest on his version of Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning.’ It didn’t hurt that I also love the song and all it stands for. I’m really impressed with the ways in which he made it his own because it’s not an easy song to reimagine.”
‘My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me’ will be released on May 6.
MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, MY COVERS AND ME Tracklisting
Beds Are Burning (featuring Tim McIlrath of Rise Against)
Eye In The Sky (featuring Beck)
Take A Chance on Me (featuring Jewel)
Maniac (featuring Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves)
Just A Friend (featuring Hyro The Hero)
Material Girl (featuring Taylor Hanson of Hanson)
Wind of Change (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus & Portugal The Man)
Waiting Room (featuring Grouplove)
Drive (On digital only
Flagpole Sitta (featuring Elohim)
Alone Again (featuring Midland)