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“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” Goes Acoustic With the Arcadian Wild

Nov 10, 2021


Nashville-based string band The Arcadian Wild keep getting better and better with every release. This time it’s an inventive cover of the ’80s pop classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” If you’re new to the group’s music, they bring a unique blend of thought-out composition and musical accessibility, a mark that eludes many artists. In this live video, the four-piece achieves clever use of their acoustic instrumentation to cover all the iconic bells and whistles that make the original recording so infectious. From the shuffling groove in the upright bass to the pad-like chord movements highlighted by the fiddle, The Arcadian Wild emerge out of a dense musical landscape with an accessible rendition of everyone’s favorite Tears for Fears song. Look for The Arcadian Wild this winter on tour in a city near you.

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