Los Angeles alternative band Charming Liars have released a brand new video for their reimagined version of Elton John’s classic “I’m Still Standing.” Charming Liars successfully put a modern alternative twist on the iconic classic, delivering some intricate hooks and melodies to the defiance and insecurity of the song. They’ll also be donating half of the proceeds from the song to MusiCares®, a charity of The Recording Academy® dedicated to providing a wide range of health and human services programs including emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery resources, and wellness initiatives to members of the music community. This partnership is especially meaningful, since Elton John was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2000, at its signature fundraising gala held during GRAMMY® Week two nights prior to Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
“I grew up on Elton John and he has a million great songs, so to pick one was difficult,” said Charming Liars vocalist Kiliyan Maguire. “But we knew we wanted to cover something different, one that not many people had covered. The lyrics spoke to us, as everyone’s been through something and so have we. To find a song that was so upbeat and powerful and just strip it down to really give it a bone-chilling feel when you listen to it. It’s a great song to let people know we’re here and ready to do some work”.
The band spent the majority of 2016 on the road in support of their recent release, “12:31 AM” EP, which featured their breakthrough single “Soul” featured on TV Lands hit show “Younger” as well as 2017 Weinstein & Co release “Hampstead”. The effort earned them praise from fans and press coverage from the likes of Substream Magazine, AXS, National Rock Review and Rolling Stone in both Mexico and Columbia, who proclaimed the band as “ambitious rock & roll.”
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” MusiCares on Facebook and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.
Charming Liars are currently in the mixing stage of their debut album that will be released later this year. For More information on Charming Liars please visit: www.charmingliars.com and to download or stream “I’m Still Standing” visit: www.fanlink.to/ImStillStanding.