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Crowded House Release Lockdown Performance of ‘Something so Strong’

Crowded House “are a band that was supposed to be on stages very soon in Europe and beyond, but has now accepted the new reality,” wrote Neil Finn.

Crowded House have continued their series of “Live From Home” videos, releasing an isolation-inspired recording of their 1986 song, “Something so Strong”.

Taking to YouTube over the weekend, the group shared their lockdown rendition of the track, with each member contributing their part from the comfort of their own homes.

Crowded House “are a band that was supposed to be on stages very soon in Europe and beyond, but has now accepted the new reality,” Neil Finn added as the video’s caption.

“However housebound, we are still seeking connection. So, in the meantime, the internet provides a chance to play a few of our songs for you, that seems most welcome and joyous, a good way to rehearse and perform, send some best wishes out your way. Here’s ‘Something so Strong’, a few more to follow, enjoy.”

A powerful performance of the track, it’s since managed to attract numerous positive comments from fans, with one musing if “there an award for Best Lock-down Musical Performance – yet?”

Crowded House’s performance of “Something so Strong” follows the group’s recording of “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, which was shared in late April following its broadcast as part of the Music From the Home Front concert.

Though Finn has spent the last two years serving as a rhythm guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, last year saw the announcement that Crowded House were set to reunite once more, with a UK tour originally on track for 2020.

The group had also been scheduled to perform a one-off show at Byron Bay Bluesfest in April, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival was forced to cancel its 2020 event, and it remains unclear as to when Australian fans will get a chance to see them live in the future.

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