LISTEN: Walk Off The Earth Covers Arcade Fire’s ‘Wake Up’
Burlington, Ont., cover band Walk Off The Earth have released their latest cover, and it’s a celebration of Canadiana. The fivesome have done an incredible rendition of Montréal band Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”, with a twist.
The band has incorporated sounds that people across the country associate with Canada, as part of the CBC’s CanadaSound Challenge. They are asking Canadian citizens to record and upload their favourite sounds that remind them of home or are unique to their area, and upload them along with an explanation of what the sound is and what it means to them.
Some of the sounds will be chosen to be featured in songs by Canadian artists – such as Walk Off The Earth, whose cover incorporates train whistles, among other things.
Listen to their cover of “Wake Up” here.