It’s Halloween season, which means Michael Jackson’s classic song “Thriller” is getting played left, right, and center. While I recognize that the track is timeless, I won’t lie…sometimes I get a little sick of hearing it over and over and over and over again. So what’s a guy supposed to do when he loves the idea of the song but doesn’t want to hear the actual song itself? Simple: find a good cover.
Enter Scandroid, the musical side project of Klayton (aka Celldweller), who today have released a synthwave cover of Jackson’s Halloween favorite. Moving from funk to 80’s laser-fueled electronica, Scandroid’s “Thriller” is perfect for all of you who want to hear the song for the first time again!
“I knew when I started the album (Monochrome) that I wanted to do a Halloween-related track. It only took me 1/4 of a second to conclude this would be my perfect chance to cover a track I loved during the 80s. I probably watched the ‘Thriller’ music video 100+ times on my parents VCR after I recorded it from MTV,” he explains.
The song appears on Scandroid’s upcoming sophomore album Monochrome, which comes out October 27th.