Maisie Peters has reimagined Green Day’s iconic pop-punk song ‘Basket Case’ for Triple J’s Like A Version.
Originally released in 1994 as the third single from Green Day’s landscape-changing album “Dookie,” Maisie Peters confidently added dreamy pop to the haunting song.
“I wanted to do something a little bit unexpected and Green Day was one of the first bands I discovered when I was 12. I loved that song, I loved ’21 Guns’ [de ’21st Century Breakdown’, de 2009] and ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ [de ‘American Idiot’, de 2004]. They were a real pillar of my teenage years,” Peters explained to Triple J. “I loved the spirit of all those Green Day songs. I liked the energy and the fire.”
Peters also said he drew inspiration from folk songs, country music and 1975’s “Part Of The Band” for his version of “Basket Case” – check it out below.
Peters is touring Australia as the opening act for Ed Sheeran. He is also preparing the release of his second album, “The Good Witch”, scheduled for June 16.
Speaking on the record, Peters said: “This is my heart and soul, my blood on the page, the collection of stories I’ve managed to capture over the past year. A true highlight of my recent life, is my it’s his own. a twisted version of a breakup album all based on the same few months of experiences and inspiration.”
“It shifts between the real and the surreal, focusing on my own universe, and of course, I’m the keeper of the keys and the one who holds the cards, the good witch, if you will. It goes from light to darkness in the blink of an eye, and I hope it takes you on a journey that, at last, makes you feel like you’ve been lost on someone else’s planet for a while.”
Maisie Peters is also set to tour the UK in April, before performing another series of stadium shows with Sheeran in North America.
He will return to the UK in November to perform at Wembley Arena. Check out Maisie Peters’ full list of dates below and get tickets here.
14 – Newcastle, University of Newcastle
15 – Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms
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18 – Sheffield, The Leadmill
19 – Leicester, Leicester Academy O2
21 – Norwich, University of East Anglia
22 – Oxford, O2 Oxford Academy
23 – Cardiff, Tramshed
27 – London, Eventim Apollo
02 – Antwerp, Trix
03 – Paris, Le Trianon
05 – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max
06 – Berlin, Heimathafen Neukoelln
07 – Cologne, Carlswerk Victoria
03 – London, Wembley Arena