Australian pop rock duo Those Who Dream have taken The 1975‘s ‘The Ballad Of Me And My Brain’ a little too literally in their brand new cover.
The duo’s energetic, synth-heavy take on the song accompanies the hilarious journey drummer Cooper Meyer has when waking up without a brain; using the track’s lyrics as cues while searching for his brain.
“I don’t want to reveal too much of the method behind the madness, but I will say it involved a blue swimming cap and cleaning a lot of fake blood out of Cooper’s hair,” tells singer Josh of the filming process. “We also ruined our mum’s favourite pillow. Sorry, Mum.”
“We’ve always had a huge passion for filmmaking, it’s in our blood almost as much as music is,” explains Cooper. “Josh is a cameras-guy, I’m more editing. This means that when we mess things up on set and don’t get the shots we need, I’m up until morning fixing the mistakes (laughs).”
“It is really fun though,” adds Josh, “we do really enjoy bringing these crazy ideas to life, and we’ve got even more to come in our original music coming out soon.”
Check out Those Who Dream’s cover of The 1975’s ‘The Ballad Of Me And My Brain’ below!
It certainly took brains to make this!
The brothers are no strangers to going to extreme lengths for a cover; in their last, they recreated every single Twenty One Pilots official music videos for their cover of ‘Guns For Hands’.
If you want to find out more about Those Who Dream, you can check out their YouTube channel, which offers an abundance of covers, including the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer and Panic! at the Disco, as well as their own original songs. You can join their exclusive Dreamers Club for updates on what the duo will be up to next.