University of Georgia loyalists might want to give thanks to Band of Horses for the Bulldogs’ recent turnaround.
The group’s cover of Cee Lo’s “Georgia” – which leaked from his upcoming “The Lady Killer” album – became the team’s victory anthem after its Oct. 9 win, which snapped a four-game losing streak. And then, of course, came Saturday’s blowout.
Seattle-formed-South-Carolina-based Band of Horses teamed with the UGA Redcoat Marching Band for its own version of Cee Lo’s song, which is being played by the university’s station, WUOG and is available for purchase.
On its website, Band of Horses singer Ben Bridwell referred to Georgia as the band’s “second home of sorts” and said he had been thinking about writing an homage to the Bulldogs but didn’t have any ideas.
Then Bridwell heard Green’s song and “figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard.”
Since Atlanta’s Green has covered Band of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You” for his “Lady Killer” album, reportedly due Nov. 9, it made sense to release both songs as a double-A side vinyl single and digital downloads.
Band of Horses will wrap its U.S. tour Oct. 30 at the Fox Theatre.