Texas Wild Released Today

Toadies release their cover of Kelly Clarkson’s smash hit ‘Since U Been Gone’ today. The track is part of the compilation Texas Wild celebrating 100 years of state parks and features lone star state musicians covering fellow Texan’s songs. The compilation also features Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada, Sarah Jaffe, Shane Smith and The Saints ft. Hayes Carll, Shakey Graves, Paul Wall, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Ryan Bingham covers Toadies active rock radio mainstay ‘Possum Kingdom.’ “When the discussion started about covering a fellow Texas artist for this compilation I was a bit overwhelmed.” says Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis, “There are just so many great ones to choose from! In my frustration, I mentioned it to my wife, who yelled ‘KELLY CLARKSON’S SINCE U BEEN GONE!’ It seemed like the perfect fit, in that it’s very out of character for The Toadies. We’re always looking to push our limits. This song particularly pushed my personal limits as a vocalist. Plus it’s hella fun to play! Clark Vogeler says “The state parks in Texas are some of the state’s greatest assets and people’s lives would be better if they spent more time visiting them” and, bassist Doni Blair adds “We chose it because it’s a great song, AND our singer can do it. Not everyone has the Texas Bon Scott.”

Texas Wild is available digitally today:
Listen to Since U Been Gone here.
You can preorder vinyl here.


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