The Weeklings, from New Jersey, have immersed themselves in the 60s, and their latest track and video, ‘In The Moment’, is a Beatles-inspired power pop song. Unlike others who have chosen to play music based on this time period, The Weeklings twist the past in a unique fashion, reconstructing their influences in such a way as to sound exciting and fresh, as well as catchy and familiar.
The Weeklings believe in tight song construction, and their songs are punctuated with bright melodies and harmonies, as well as stonking drums, and superb guitar and bass.
The quartet comprises Lefty Weekling (aka Glen Burtnik), Zeek Weekling (Bob Burger), Rocky Weekling (John Merjave) and Smokestack Weekling (Joe Bellia), and formed the project as an adjunct to Burtnik’s existing “Beatles Bash” shows. The Weeklings both pay tribute to The Beatles and also write and play their own original music, which yes, has a “Beatlesque” vibe to it.
‘In The Moment’ comes after The Weeklings’ album, ‘Studio 2’, released in 2016, which was composed of some power-pop originals as well as some rare Beatles tracks. Both ‘Studio 2’ and ‘In The Moment’ were recorded at Abbey Road Studios, using the original 1960s equipment, capturing the authentic sound of that era.
The video for ‘In The Moment’ combines the best features of lyric videos – with words scattered into the frames – but adds plenty of performance clips as well, with shots of the band in action. There’s plenty of Beatlesesque touches, such as close harmonies and choruses containing “oohs” and “aahs”, making it a fun song and video filled with energy and joy.
You can find out more about The Weeklings online from their official website.