American reggae band Stick Figure released a cover of American rock band Greenday’s 2004 hit Boulevard of Broken Dreams via Ineffable Records. The track was originally part of Greenday’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, which won the Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album.
Green Day released the original Boulevard Of Broken Dreams almost 20 years ago and the track won the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. Stick Figure’s cover will form part of producer Nathan Aurora’s Pop Punk Goes Reggae Vol. 1 collection. The 16-track album promises a fusion of punk/alternative rock hits reimagined with a reggae twist, including notable covers like Avril Lavigne’s Complicated, Iya Terra’s cover of My Chemical Romance’s Helena, and SOJA’s version of Fall Out Boy’s Sugar We’re Goin Down.
Asked to comment about the album Stick Figure had this to say on their Instagram account exclaiming;
“Always honored to collaborate with my brother @nathan_aurora. His new compilation album ‘Pop Punk Goes Reggae’ drops next week, and he asked me to sing on his reggae rendition of ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams,’ that Nate produced and played all the instruments on,” the caption read.
“Stick Figure’s ‘Great Stone Studios’ (purchased in 2017) is the former home of @greenday, and a number of their hit songs and records (including Boulevard of Broken Dreams) were recorded in the very same room that I recorded all of World on Fire & Wisdom, so the opportunity to collaborate felt very fitting. Enjoy.”
Based out of California in the United States is Stick Figure. With seven studio albums and a Grammy win for Best Reggae Album, they are no lightweights. Immerse yourself in the reggae rock fusion and see where that takes you. A bonus for rock lovers but the reggae cover does hold its own as a reggae song definitely worth a listen or two.