Truth Hits Everybody (The Police cover) (2019)

by Antillectual

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We’re very excited to present you our third single: TRUTH HITS EVERYBODY, a cover of The Police! In total we recorded 4 covers of “the roots of our roots”. Most of the bands we grew up on are still around or reunited, so we didn’t feel like covering those. It was much more interesting to go back one more generation and find early punk songs with a modern melodic vibe to them. Truth Hits Everybody was the first song that came to mind. It felt like something that would fit our style very well. We’ll release the covers sporadically, among our own singles.

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Sleep lay behind me like a broken ocean
Strange waking dreams before my eyes unfold
You lay there sleeping like an open doorway
I stepped outside myself and felt so cold

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

I thought about it and my dream was broken
I clutch at images like dying breath
And I don’t want to make a fuss about it
The only certain thing in life is death

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Where you want to be
Won’t you ever see?

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Original songwriter / lyricist: Gordon Sumner

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released March 19, 2019
The video is shot in our hometown Nijmegen by Ruben Smulders, the artwork of the single created by Andy Dahlström (Satanic Surfers). Drums and bass recorded by Emiel Thoonen; vocals, guitars and hammond recorded by Menno Bakker at Amsterdam Recording Company. Mixed by Menno Bakker at ARC, mastering by Carl Saff.

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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