Among all Daft Punk’s classic hits, some are bound to be less well remembered than others. Before writing this article, I thought “Something About Us” was one them; turns out, it’s the third most-played track on Discovery, just behind “One More Time” and “Harder Better Faster Stronger.” Despite being one the slowest, more melodic tracks on Daft Punk’s second album, its pure funk is deathly attractive.
Somehow, rising artist Mickey Kojak got it in his mind to cover the song and we’re really glad he did. Much the song’s structure remains intact, down to the reverbed synths and percussion. However, whereas the original kind trails f at the end, Kojak went full psych rock and laid down one the warmest guitar solos we’ve heard in a long while. Just the right amount distortion, and course the perfect melody, makes this version nearly on par with the original… maybe better.
Check out Kojak’s cover, and compare it to the original, below!