Kadeema take the Elton John classic, ‘I’m Still Standing’, and turn it completely upside down and inside out – and you know what? It rocks!
If you’re expecting this song to be a piano track, think again. It’s full on rock guitars, coming out at you snarling. It’s cheeky Status Quo style guitars meeting those oh so familiar lyrics, crossed with a little bit of grunge. From first listen you’ll find a smile sneaking to your lips as, if like me, you sing along knowing the lyrics word for word. I really hope Sir Elton John gets a kick out of this and throws his support behind it!
Speaking about how they came to record the track, Kadeema – comprising Jimmy and Tal “with a little bit of Isaac thrown in for good measure”, said,
“Covering this song was an idea that popped into our heads at a time when both of us were experiencing the end of a very significant era in our lives.
“We went through a fair share of personal trials and tribulations, but were able to come out stronger at the other end of it.
“To feel like you’re still standing, better than you ever did was a sentiment we felt very strongly about at the time, so it was an easy choice. It’s also such an amazing song by one of greatest to ever do it.
“Why not pay tribute in our own way to the Rocket Man himself?”
It’s a great song to vibe to in these uncertain times – we’re still standing, better than we ever did.
Kadeema recently released their debut EP, ‘Napoleon Tornapart’, which can be streamed on Spotify.