Tiiva has just recently shared a unique cover of the well-loved anthem “Teenage Dirtbag” – and what a cover it is!
Of course, everyone has heard of Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag” track that was originally released all the way back in the year 2000. Since then, it has remained a timeless classic that can most likely be heard at karaoke nights. However, Tiiva has made the track their own by adding a much dreamy affect to the sound. Whilst the original focuses more towards the pop-punk scene, Tiiva has tranformed it into a charming, almost ballad-like, track. It’s a difficult task for a singer to take such a well-loved song and make it their own, yet this artist has made it into even more of a masterpiece.
Talking of the release, they share;
“I wanted to cover something that I could sing about and be like, yeah that’s me, that’s how I feel. The lyrics feel hyper real, my first crush on a girl, feeling invisible in my queerness and wanting to be accepted, to be cool.
I feel like this song is such an anthem but also so fun, celebrating how to just be yourself and enjoy it, that’s what the song means to me, and I wanted to share that. I wanted to turn this into hyper pop, kind of emotional but also mellow,
I went full on with the processing and playful with the synths, used a ton of indulgent samples and choppy Vox. I love those kinda tinny phasey drums at the start of the original version and went with it, loads of electronic samples but also put some real drums samples from a grunge Artist I worked with, felt kind of good to honour that in there, even though its hidden. This song celebrates something so fun and identifying it feels cathartic to cover it, and I hope it makes you slay.“
Tiiva is an extremely talented artist who’s music reflects their personality beautifully through dreamy synths and relatable lyricism. They use their skills to create works of art that should have a lasting imact on the pop world. They take inspiration from some of the most notable pop artists currently in the charts including; Charli XCX, fka twigs, James Blake and any other artist who is brave enough to venture outside the box.
“Teenage Dirtbag” is now available to stream on Spotify, and you can keep up to date with Tiiva on Instagram!
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