A REIMAGINING OF SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER’S ‘90s HIT
A REALLY BAD DREAM EP OUT OCTOBER 22
Alt/pop/rap chameleon Jutes releases his new single “Backseat (Kiss Me)” [Capitol Records]: LISTEN HERE. This is the latest offering from his upcoming sophomore EP, A Really Bad Dream, out October 22: PRE-SAVE HERE. Check out the full track listing below.
“Backseat (Kiss Me)” breathes new life into the iconic ‘90s Sixpence None The Richer smash “Kiss Me.” “’Kiss Me’ has always been one of my favorite songs. During quarantine, I was learning how to play guitar and my homie Miles taught me to play it over FaceTime,” Jutes says about how the Tarro-produced track came to be. “Once I got it, me and my dude Jonny from back home started sending each other videos of us singing ‘Kiss Me’ but we’d change the words to say dumb shit. Then it dawned on me, I should make a little flip of it for fun. I really never thought clearing it was a realistic option but here we are. Got the stamp of approval from the original band to remake a classic. Pretty rad!”
Authenticity is at the core of Jutes, who has always followed his heart. His intuitive approach and resolute determination are exactly what lifted the singer and songwriter up from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Young Jutes grew up an only child on a 300-acre farm, soaking up the sounds of Red Hot Chili Peppers, OutKast, and Ludacris, and trying his hand at basketball, then film school, then—finally, lucky for us—music.
Now settled in L.A. and having amassed over 20 million global streams from his debut EP and early singles, Jutes is continuing to refine his sound, an emotionally intense fusion of hip-hop, alternative rock, and pop. In the process, he’s earned love from outlets like Alt Press, Apple Music’s Beats1, and Flaunt Magazine, and a number of high-profile spots on Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist.
A Really Bad Dream – Track Listing:
1. Bad Dream
3. Backseat (Kiss Me)
4. Say It First
5. Rain Rain Go Away
6. Jetblack Mascara
7. When You’re Around