GAFFA is turning 30 this year, and releases cover-album with songs from the last 30 years.
Earlier today GAFFA announced that one of our favourite rock-bands, The Floor is Made Of Lava, had made a cover of Aqua, as their contribution to the forthcoming ‘Gi’ et nummer’ album. Aqua is, whether you like them or not, a best-selling band, and it seems pretty weird for a rock-band to do a cover of 90’s pop-music, and I mean POP music. Either way, the Lava-guys picked out Roses Are Red from 1996.
On the forthcoming album you can hear some of Denmarks most interesting names cover songs that THEY like, meaning that the artists decide the songs themselves. That also meant that The Floor is Made of Lava originally picked out a different number, from a different band, but that didn’t work out at all. They wanted to do a cover of something that screamed POP music, and they realised that Roses are Red is actually a pretty descent number. It has a catchy melody, and it seems a bit easier to destroy. According to the guys they had some serious fun recording it, and in the end they’ve changed the number completely.
They are quite satisfied with the end-product, and so was Aqua-singer Lene Nystrøm when she first heard it. They ended up playing the song together at this years SmukFest.
Roses Are Red features on the forthcoming GAFFA-release, that also features songs from names like Ulige Numre, Mikael Simpson, Go Go Berlin, Christian Hjelm and Nephew.
The album will only be made in 3000 copies, and the profit goes to The Danish Red Cross Youth.
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