WATCH: Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' sounds very different in a major key
So bizarrely upbeat.
We all know where we were when we first heard Nirvana's iconic hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the first time. The grungy rock classic defined the 90s spectacularly, still receiving praise 20 years on, often being cited for the reason that alternative rock broke into mainstream media.
And now, the classic hit has been turned into a breezy pop-punk anthem some 27 years later. Who knew we'd ever live long enough to see that happen?
The upbeat version comes from Austin band Sleep Good, who describes themselves as ''a pop punk band from La Jolla, CA''. The five-piece troupe has totally transformed the track by swapping a minor scale for a major scale for the track.
This new – markedly sunnier – version has been retitled ‘Teen Sprite’ and sounds somewhere between Weezer, All American Rejects and REM.
In fairness, the lead singer of Sleep Good does a pretty credible Cobain groan on the track.
What do you think – would Cobain be turning in his grave?