Matt Nathanson's new record 'Last of the Great Pretenders' is only a few days old so one would expect him to be so busy promoting it that he might not have much time to breathe let alone steal away a few moments to sing the praises of another songwriter. Well, Matt did just that today when he teamed up with Bananas Music Club to release an acoustic cover of Fall Out Boy's 'Young Volcanoes'. So what is it about this particular FOB tune that captured Matt's attention? Here's what he had to say about it on his blog:
"i dig me some fall out boy. patrick’s melodies. his voice. that kid could sing you the phone book and you’d be moved…and i’ve been jealous of pete’s lyrics for years. “i’m coming apart at the seams, pitching myself for leads in other people’s dreams". “i thought i loved you, but it was just how you looked in the light." i mean, are you serious!?! ugh. i could go on for pages…patrick & i have a song we started writing for me called ‘peacock strut.’ it’s gonna kill when it’s done. for now though, i decided to cover this one. enjoy!"
Matt Nathanson - 'Young Volcanoes' (Fall Out Boy Cover)
Here's the original from Fall Out Boy (Warning: Things get a little explicit at the end.)