The Conquerors’ “Turned Me to Stone” is strictly vintage. It’s such a pitch-perfect recreation of Help!-era Beatles that it’s hard to believe it’s a new song. There’s the simple yet masterful pentatonic guitar solo, the three-vocal harmonies, the guttural yells which bring the song through transitions. Even the band’s pictures, all in suits and immaculately arrayed, suggests that they could have been heartthrobs in the ‘60s. There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.
“This song is about losing a sense of optimism that you used to posses, truly becoming jaded,” says the band’s Rory Cameron.
Wyld Time is out August 26 on High Dive Records.
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