Texas rockers Blacktop Mojo revealed a live acoustic video for their cover of "My Girl" by The Temptations. The single itself was originally released on Valentine's Day.
”We wanted to play the song live in a place where you could really feel the dilapidation of a broken heart," vocalist Matt James commented about the making of the video. "We snuck into this old church here in Palestine and the natural reverb in the room was incredible. The cracked stained glass and paint peeling from the walls of a place that was once so magnificent was definitely reminiscent of a love that had been lost.”
As a whole, the band stated about the cover itself, "We love the original tune. Everyone grew up listening to it. There’s definitely something special about Motown and that era of music and there’s a reason why artists like the Temptations have stood the test of time. However when you’re having a bad day, or maybe having it out with your lady, and a song like “My Girl” comes on, while nine times out of ten it’ll cheer you up, sometimes you just don’t want to hear a happy love song. Sometimes you’re in the ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ instead, and that’s where our version comes in."
The original cover release is available to stream on all platforms and to purchase on the iTunes Store. The acoustic cover is available to stream only.
Take a look at the cover music video and Blacktop Mojo's upcoming tour dates below:
2022 MIDWEST TOUR DATE LIST (TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE)
03/10 @ Stickyz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack - Little Rock, AR
03/11 @ Venue 1235 - Lawrence, KS
03/12 @ 1867 Bar - Lincoln, NE
03/13 @ The Goss Opera House - Watertown, SD
03/15 @ The Original - Minot, ND
03/16 @ The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
03/18 @ The Marquee - Sioux City, IA
03/19 @ The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
03/20 @ Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon - Iowa City, IA
03/22 @ The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
03/23 @ The Music Factory - Battle Creek, MI
03/25 @ Maxwell's House of Music - Jeffersonville, IN
03/26 @ Red Flag - MJP - St. Louis, MO
03/27 @ Odyssey Lounge - Springfield, MO