It’s the early 2000s all over again.
It’s not like Trump’s inauguration didn’t make you feel depressingly sad anyways.
As if Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” couldn’t get any more somber, Dashboard Confessional (yes, that band from your teenage years) have unleashed a cover of the pop star’s Purpose hit and added their signature emo twist to the track.
For the revamped version, frontman Chris Carrabba extends the tune to a whole five minute and leads listeners on a vulnerable ride similar to the Biebster’s original. However, this cover entirely screams LiveJournal song status and we mean that as a compliment! There’s no way JB could ever deliver depressingly delicate wails the same way Carrabba does during that final chorus.
Dashboard Confessional’s cover comes courtesy of the band’s surprise EP, Covered and Taped, which surfaced on Thursday night (January 19). Among the other cover tracks on the set include Julien Baker’s “Sprained Ankle,” Sorority Noise’s “Using” and The 1975’s “Sex.”
Even though it has been almost a decade since their last full-length album (2009’s After the Ending), you can catch the foursome on an intimate trek around the U.S. until the beginning of March. Head over to their official site for a list of tour dates.
Take a listen to Dashboard Confessional’s Covered and Taped below!