“This began as a very random idea I had on my dad’s patio after we watched our beloved Georgia Bulldog football team get robbed of a win at the hands of the referees and LSU last year. I knew I wanted to pay homage to my favorite team in song but didn’t have any idea how to begin. Once I heard Cee Lo’s ‘Georgia,’ I was immediately smitten and figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard. It wasn’t until I heard his cover of our song though that it occurred to me: Duh, we should return the favor. Incorporating the Redcoat marching band was just the icing on the cake!”
–Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell explains how he decided to cover “Georgia,” a track from Cee-Lo’s upcoming album, with the University of Georgia marching band.
Cee-Lo’s cover of Band of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You” will be on the new album, too. And the two covers are being sold as a vinyl-only split single, available in December. It’s so nice, it’s like these guys are having their own private Peter Gabriel album!