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The Hype Magazine Music Review

Summertime - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

From sunny California, NOMAD & LOLA bring seductive and fiery darkness with their new single “Summertime/While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. The duo creates a somber yet gorgeous mashup of two iconic records from the greats, Nina Simone and George Harrison, in their new white-hot single. The striking instrumental and vocal enchantment will leave any audience begging for another listen. Reflecting on their new single, LOLA divulged on how the mashup was born, ““The juxtaposition of our dark mashup for the American classic ‘Summertime’ blended with another one of our all-time favorite songs ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, is the perfect pairing in our minds. The fact that George Harrison is Nomad’s favorite Beatle and Nina Simone is one of the greatest rich-toned voices of all time is the cherry on top!"

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Bang Bang

A classic song originally written by Sonny Bono, sung by both Cher and Nancy Sinatra among others, and brought back to prominence by its inclusion in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” film series, “Bang Bang” as performed by Nomad and Lola takes the basic premise of the song and improves it considerably.

Their take on the generally sad and empty tune is full of exquisitely delicate orchestrations, sultry lead female vocals and powerful male vocals which bring a whole new dimension to the track. 

The sound is fuller, richer, and is less spooky and more alive than its predecessor. Now don’t get me wrong: The Nancy Sinatra version of the song fit perfectly with the vibe of the Kill Bill series. Tarantino has always had an ear for songs to accompany his shocking, sometimes gory cinematic brilliance.

However, as a track, this rendition stands on its own; it is its own creation. The track is like the original enough to be recognized, but when the listener hears Nomad and Lola’s take on it, they may forget the original ever existed.

One has to wonder if Nomad and Lola’s covers are this good and divergent, what brilliance could they muster with their own songs?

 Alan Wayne of ISR Los Angeles