When Scars on 45 started out, female vocalist Aimee Driver wasn’t part of the band. That is, not until they heard her sing the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” and decided her voice would be perfect for the group. Below, watch the British indie-pop band recall that small moment and perform a cover of the Cure song that changed the big picture for their band.
“In every band’s career or life, there are particular moments where something happened that spurred you on or gave you that kick on the backside to keep going, and for us, the songs were always there but there was always something that was kind of missing,” vocalist Danny Bemrose recalls. “So Nova [Nowakowski] called me up and told me that he’d heard Aimee sing ‘Friday I’m in Love’ and he thought that her voice might work on this particular track that we were doing. We chose ‘Friday I’m in Love’ by The Cure because it was the moment that gave us Aimee, so to speak.”
“Friday I’m in Love” is on Bemrose’s list of pop songs that are simply perfect, standing alongside tracks by the Police and the Beatles. “Everything about it, from beginning to end, is just perfect,” he says.
Scars on 45, signed to Atlantic and Alexandra Patsavas’ Chop Shop record label, got their start in the states through TV syncs, for shows from “Grey’s Anayomy” to “CSI: NY.” For the last 18 months, they’ve been out on the road, readying a fanbase for the debut of their self-titled album, which has been finished for more than two years. “We’re able to tour this amazing country and just be working and meeting all these amazing people at gigs and seeing such amazing cities — we want to work as hard as we possibly can and we’ve been doing it for the last 18 months,” says Bemrose in the band’s Candid Covers Q&A.
Watch Scars on 45 perform their own “Give Me Something” below.