"Hands To Myself" (cover) by All Time Low
Written by: Reagan
IS YOUR DAY AT AN ALL TIME LOW? Well, it won't be for long, because All Time Low covered Selena Gomez's HIT SONG "Hands To Myself" via SiriusXM Hits 1, and it's beautifully done🎤🎸 Taking the pop song, and turning it acoustic, All Time Low brings the song to a calming ballad.
Stripping it down to the bare-bones basics allows Alex Gaskarth's vocals to be highlighted in a pure and simple way. It's a breath of fresh air to hear a band without any saturation. On the same token, it's nice to hear a pop song without any saturation as well. It's a reminder of the talent that our favorite musicians were naturally born with. The "Hands To Myself" cover, while slow, is still catchy. It'll be stuck in your head all day. Or, it'll make you want to listen to the original which will also get stuck in your head. It's a win-win situation.
Doing an acoustic rendition of the song does tend to drag the song on and lose the listener's attention. However, the pause in the music towards the end while Alex speaks adds variation in the music, drawing attention back in. Overall, All Time Low receives a 6/10 for their cover. Hearing covers of today's hits done by alternative bands brings a whole new audience to the popular music of today. It brings groups of people together. All Time low continues to mix it up and please people, and fans, from all over the spectrum. They never disappoint!