Neck Deep Premieres Two New Versions Of "December" With Mark Hoppus & Chris Carrabba
Neck Deep have released two new versions of "December", off of their 2015 album Life's Not Out To Get You. The newly recorded tracks feature Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, and appear side by side on a 7'' record (pre-order available here: http://smarturl.it/neckdeepmerch).
"December is based on a scenario I found myself in a few years ago - an ex-girlfriend totally fucked me over, and left me out in the cold trying to figure out what was going on," states singer Ben Barlow; "The song is essentially a story about that relationship, a mentally apathetic take on how it all went down, where I essentially blamed myself."
Chris Carrabba brings a new layer of spine tingling emotion to the acoustic version of the stellar track, whilst Mark Hoppus is featured on the full band recording, his instantly recognizable vocal adding a trademark energy. Barlow shares: "To have Mark and Chris featuring on each version of the track is wild, seeing as they're huge - if not some of the biggest - musical influences for us. The different versions of the track are pretty fitting for the pair of them, and their voices really lend something extra to it all. It's pretty surreal to be hearing our idols on a track of ours. We all had a moment listening back just thinking "What the fuck, how are Mark Hoppus and Chris Carrabba on a Neck Deep track? Surreal."
Accompanying the songs are a pair of music videos which tell a singular bittersweet story across the two parts. They can be viewed below!
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