Silversun Pickups have covered Martika’s ‘Toy Soldiers’ and have really put their spin on in it. Listen to it and watch the awesome video below.
“There’s something about this song that hits me emotionally – this song has always hit me that way.
“At first, it wasn’t about the lyrics, but the feel of it. To be honest, I was not initially aware what the song was about, but listening to the lyrics, it was clearly about addiction. Someone else’s addiction. It’s pretty painful and very personal. You realize it doesn’t matter what the shell is, what the production is, what the era is…this is obviously a very personal story that at first I wasn’t sure we could touch. We ended up framing it into our own world and we think it works”.
– Brian Aubert