Some people are freaking out or getting fat during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Others are taking this time to be creative. Case in point, rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker who made an amazing cover of Paramore’s classic song “Misery Business.”
On Thursday, the rapper/singer/actor uploaded a video to YouTube of himself and Blink-182 drummer Barker along with two other musicians Steve “Baze” Basil and Omer Fedi performing the song as part of Kelly’s #LockDownSessions series, where he’s been releasing covers recorded while in self-quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. They’re all social distancing, but thankfully are still making badass music for everyone to rock out to (from the safety of your home). The cover is powerful, with Barker’s impressive drumming, alongside Kelly’s high energy singing as he changes the pronouns in the lyrics, giving the classic song a fresh take.
If this is a taste of what’s to come from Kelly and Barker’s upcoming pop-punk collaboration Tickets to My Downfall (set for release this summer), then we’re clearly in for a treat.