Jaret Reddick and Protege Liv Haynes Team Up for Cover of “Gimme Sympathy”
Jaret Reddick & Liv Haynes Team Up for
Cover of METRIC Hit “Gimme Sympathy”
From the moment Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) encountered a very young, Not Ur Girlfrenz at a Dallas ‘Battle Of The Bands’ competition, he knew he had experienced the start of something special. After the band went on to win the competition against much more seasoned acts, Jaret offered to manage and support the band, and the rest, they say, is history.
Not Ur Girlfrenz have released a string of singles, their debut EP ‘New Kids In America’, and have joined Bowling For Soup on 2 tours, proving they can hold their own at sell out shows both in the US and the UK. With a constant stream of shows stateside, they are about to embark on yet another tour, this time with The Dollyrots.
The story of how the ‘Gimme Sympathy’ cover (originally by METRIC), is intricately interwoven in the journey Jaret and Not Ur Girlfrenz have been on, Liv Haynes (Not Ur Girlfrenz) explains how it came to be:
“The idea of me and Jaret doing a song together started when my band Not Ur Girlfrenz released a music video for our song “Somehow” and said if we got to 100 likes we would release an acoustic cover together…
Jaret and I both love to go above and beyond with our art, so we thought why not do a fully fleshed out cover in the studio? Which is exactly what we did!!!! The cover being “Gimme Sympathy” by the amazingly talented group Metric. Hope you love it as much as we do!“
The humble wish to get 100 likes on the video for ‘Somehow‘, didn’t prove difficult to achieve, having racked up over twenty six thousand views since its release!
Jaret continues the story:
“Liv had asked if I would do a song with her to reward her fans for supporting their band. I was driving with my phone on random, and this song came up. I knew instantly we had to do it. We started tracking the acoustic version, and I put some drums on there, and it just made sense to go for it! Glad we did! Super happy with the way it came out! And Liv is such a talent. Very fun to do!“.
Check out the fantastic cover of Gimme Sympathy right now: