Punk Rockers Bayside Cover Country Star Kacey Musgraves’ Rainbow

Bayside, the New York poppy alt-punk band fronted by vocalist and guitarist Anthony Raneri, has released a new cover version of pop star Kacey Musgraves’ uplifting 2019 single “Rainbow” to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in the United States. United States in June 2022.

All royalties from downloads and streaming of the Bayside version, which was released Tuesday, June 28, will be donated to The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, a explained the group.

Listen to the cover song at the bottom of this article.

“As Pride Month comes to an end, we want all members of the LGBTQ+ community to know that you have our love and support not just this month but every month,” Bayside said in a statement. press Tuesday.

“To celebrate and show our support,” the band added, “We recently recorded one of our favorite songs, ‘Rainbow’ by Kacey Musgraves. We’re donating all the royalties. … Everyone deserves to be safe , loved and seen for the person they are.”

For Musgraves, “Rainbow” began as an encouraging note the country singer-turned-pop singer was inspired to write herself after reading her horoscope, Taste of Country shared in 2019. The piano ballad that closes Musgrave’s golden hour has since become an anthem of personal endurance for many listeners.

“For a long time it was really hard to hear,” Musgraves explained in a 2018 interview. “But I thought it fit really well on the record. It became a song like a little message to me- even, and then it ended up being a song for anyone with any weight on their shoulders.”

Bayside’s latest original release is from the 2020s Acoustic volume 3 EP, which focuses on reworked acoustic versions of the band’s past songs after two previous volumes that took the same approach. It followed Bayside’s latest studio album, 2019 interrobang.

Bayside, “Rainbow” (Kacey Musgraves cover)

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