Neck Deep have covered Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ as part of a charity compilation album that benefits mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The compilation features 12 artists covering a song that has had an impact on their lives, with Neck Deep being the first featured artist to share their cover from the upcoming album. As It Is, Stand Atlantic and The Maine are just a few of the bands included on the album.
Speaking to Rock Sound about the cover, vocalist Ben Barlow said, “This song is a classic for a lot people; it’s actually one of my girlfriend’s favourite songs ever, so we’ve listened to it a lot. It clicked that we could cover it one day when we were on tour, eating somewhere and it came on the radio. We started singing along and quickly realised this would make an awesome cover, once we’d ND’d it.”
“We recorded the song with my brother Seb, and the video rolled round a little while later. Once again we teamed up with our buddies at OWIG (Our World Is Grey) and aimed to recreate the original video, but with an ND twist. We scrapped the love element and instead opted for more comedic value. Alongside that, we have a slight narrative where I’m constantly interrupted by the life that goes with being in a band, with me cutting a frustrated figure.”
Check out Neck Deep’s cover of ‘Torn’, with an impressive, nearly-perfect, recreation of the original music video, below!
The cover is to appear on the compilation album, Songs That Saved My Life, that’s set to release on the 9th November through Hopeless Records. Songs That Saved My Life is a brand centered around music that played a pivotal role in the lives of artists and fans that benefits mental health and suicide prevention charities. The project currently benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms. You can find out more information about Songs That Saved My Life and pre-order the album here.