Few, if any, hard rock bands today can compete with Halestorm when it comes to creating interesting cover versions of other artists’ songs, so it comes as no surprise that the band decided to release ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP. The six-song EP features cover versions of songs originally recorded by fellow hard rock brethren Judas Priest, AC/DC and Marilyn Manson. And while the covers of classic Pat Benatar and Fleetwood Mac songs gave Lzzy Hale the opportunity to pay homage to the iconic female singers who came before her, the highlight of ReAniMate 2.0 is the cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”
With “Get Lucky,” Halestorm has taken an electronic dance song with R&B flavor and infused it with heavy riffs, thunderous beats and ballsy vocals. Cover songs ordinarily have a relatively short shelf life, but every once in a while, an artist puts their stamp on a song and makes it their own. Halestorm’s version of “Get Lucky” is a standout cover song that promises to have staying power, largely due to Hale’s signature vocals that have made her the preeminent female hard rock singer of this generation.
“Get Lucky” has already been put into regular rotation on SiriusXm’s Octane, and it shouldn’t be long before it takes the Big ‘Uns Countdown by storm.