Nov. 18 — Saint Asonia is taking on a hit song from The Weekend.
Saint Asonia’s cover of ‘Blinding Lights’ gives the song — which The Weekend premiered back in January — a whole new identity in its presentation. Where The Weekend presented the original with a distinctive 80s new wave approach and sound, Saint Asonia took that approach and turned it on its ear with its own melodic hard rock touch. At the same time the band stayed true to the original song’s general sound.
Front man Adam Gontier talked about taking on the song in a prepared statement.
“It’s always interesting deciding on a song to cover,” said Gontier “In this case, I just wanted to do something that people wouldn’t necessarily expect. I mean, any way you look at it, ‘Blinding Lights’ is a GREAT song. It was fun to give it our flavor, and add our style to it. Also, both we and The Weeknd are Canadian, specifically from the Toronto area, so that made it even sweeter. We’re all pumped with how it turned out. It hits hard.”
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