This Throwback Thursday we bring you a cover of the Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??,” masterfully arranged by Leeds-based duo Fossil Collective. The song is off the Lips’ 2002 album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, and is probably their most famous song, having been featured on 3,430,287 breakup/I love you mixes over the years. Interestingly enough, the song was written by lead singer Wayne Coyne as he witnessed his drummer, Steven Drozd, battle withdrawal from a heroin addiction.
Fossil Collective’s rendition of the tune is very stripped-down compared to the original, replacing the climactic crescendos with relaxed, harmonious acoustic guitar. Give it a stream below.
DOWNLOAD: Fossil Collective – “Do You Realize?? (Flaming Lips Cover)”