Friday morning rolls around habitually each week, greeted by eager anticipation of music fans nationally, waiting to behold who is this week’s artist and what they are performing on Triple J’s Like A Version.
This previous Friday, saw the studio throw open the doors in post Splendour In The Grass excitement, to Mark Ronson and his internationally acclaimed entourage, which fused together Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) , Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and Kirin J Callinan , who tackled Queens Of The Stone Age’s, I Sat By The Ocean.
Ronson’s approach to I Sat By The Ocean pays homage to the original, while refreshing the arrangement, with the inclusion of Wyatt’s eloquent transitioning tone.
Wyatt’s vocals demand the listener to consume the song as a singular entity, where the instrumental shift may otherwise have washed it out. The vocal tone on this Like A Version working as a glue between melodic riffs and complimentary drumming, all of which goes on to allow audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with the original, to appreciate the overall composition of the song. Listeners hear pure glimpses of Ronson’s artistic style flow through, while overall maintaing the rock roots from which the song stems.