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The Leaving releases live cover version of Eels classic »Beautiful Freak«

Basel, Switzerland based acoustic project The Leaving featuring Frederyk Rotter (Zatokrev, Neo Noire, Ashtar, ex-Crown) releases live cover version of »Beautiful Freak« by American alternative rock band Eels.

Recorded on November 20th, 2021 by Simon Jameson at Black Art Audio.

Courtesy of Czar Of Crickets Productions:

»Beautiful Freak« was recorded live by Simon Jameson on Nov 20th 2021 at the Black Art Audio Studio in Basel.

“This fragile version suits the song very well, singer-songwriter with a bruised soul and lights glimmering softly in the night. The romance of The Leaving is felt in the recording, the song is tangible. The trio shows its skills with the sensitive interpretation and exact way of playing.” – ARTNOIR

The Leaving started in 2010 as an acoustic solo project under the name Fredy Rotten. Behind the name is Frederyk Rotter, who is also known as the front man of the metal band Zatokrev. In contrast to Zatokrev, whose sound comes along as a huge noise-doom steamroller, The Leaving is more reminiscent of a quietly babbling brook in the dark of a quiet forest.

The first album of the singer-songwriter project at the time was titled »Even If We Sleep« and was released in 2010. In the years that followed, Rotter played countless concerts all over Europe and continued to work on new song material, for which he was able to win over numerous musicians for collaborations. In 2016 the project was finally renamed The Leaving and the album »Faces« was released on the artist’s own label Czar Of Crickets Productions.

In the years that followed, Rotter wrote new song material and found musicians in Ines Brodbeck, Eric Gut, Raffaela Dieu and Sandro Corbat to interpret it. For the first time, The Leaving had a full line-up as a permanent band.

The new combo is currently working on a new album. In the meanwhile three of the musicians (Sandro Corbat, Ines Brodbeck, Frederyk Rotter) also took the time to record a few cover songs live at the Black Art Audio Studio with Simon Jameson. With three guitars and two vocals they kept the setup simple. »Beautiful Freak«, a song by Eels, was recently released exclusively on YouTube.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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