The Strangeness recently did an impressive reworking of an old Juan Dela Cruz band track called “Naglalakbay” as part of their up-and-coming mixtape, Outside Jesus Camp.
The original version by JDLC bears semblance to Elton John’s 1971 piano ballad “Tiny Dancer,” complete with a beautiful orchestral flourish smacked in the middle part of the song. The Strangeness on the other hand, made a slightly noticeable variation on the melody and added harmonicas, twangy guitars, and gang vocals soaked under a vintage ‘70s rock production to capture a whim of nostalgia. It’s a great cover that stands on its own, and I loved it to pieces. Listen to the track below.