Misun – “All For Leyna”

Image via Misun
Image via Misun

At this point, there really isn’t anything left insofar as underground-to-mainstream sounds that dance-based indie rock darlings Misun can’t touch and weave into aural gold. Rumplestilskin on the production end is Nacey, aka the band’s lead guitarist Andrew Wallace, who alongside the outstanding lead vocals of Misun Wojcik, bassist William DeVon and drummer Jon Jester are possibly one of the most intriguing new acts in quite some time. Just in time for their five days in Austin at SXSW, the band released a cover of Billy Joel’s 1980 single “All for Leyna,” which, as most things end up going for Misun, takes the track in an extremely dance-floor ready direction. Given that Joel is from the Bronx, taking a trip down I-95 into Jersey seems apropos, and the beat-driven club feel of this track blends with a spiraling melody for something truly special, indeed. It will be intriguing to watch the band’s 2014 push as, if mainstream ears are ready for the angles that Misun takes on pop’s traditions, this could be a story of a swift and immediate rise to prominence.