More from their Live From Out There set is here. Nine-piece ensemble Turkuaz followed up their previous Beatles cover of "Rain" with the warmth and comfort of the sun with an uplifting cover of the 1969 classic, "Here Comes The Sun."
Watch Turkuaz's performance of "Here Comes The Sun" on YouTube now: youtu.be/TgSJXXSFtaw.
With The Beatles being a consistent influence in the lives of Turkuaz founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell, covering the band's timeless records feels right. To Shell, The Beatles feel like home and happiness, noting the band's ability to remain true and dynamic. "It’s music we have heard all our lives, that somehow seems to always be growing and changing at the same time, really the mark of any good art." When referring to "Here Comes The Sun" in particular, Shell understands the need for uplifting music right now and aims to bring listeners some renewed hope and joy for the months ahead with this release.
Frontman Brandwein echoes this optimistic sentiment and acknowledges the various struggles that currently exist in the United States, and thus the significance of covering the uplifting tune. "The important thing to realize is that out of 'a long cold lonely winter,' the ice does slowly melt as the sun sets in. This is true with each new day, each new year and each new struggle." Brandwein continues, "This virus, the civil unrest due to the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others, and the existential threat to our democracy seems so incredibly daunting and hard to think about." The ultimate desire here, however, is that the sun will shine and that better days are coming.
Originally penned by Beatles lead guitarist, George Harrison, Turkuaz jumped at the opportunity to highlight this impactful contribution to The Beatles catalogue, additionally adding their own horn-filled spin to such an ageless tune.
Turkuaz believes that on the other side of today, there is a brighter future ahead.
Stay up-to-date with Turkuaz's latest Beatles covers via their Facebook and YouTube channels, and don't miss the band's recurring variety show, Hey You, Stay Tuned, with Episodes 1 and 2 presently available on YouTube.