Sunday Morning Cures: The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once

by Matt Ho   | 

It’s always interesting to listen to early demos of a song before it’s put into studio production. The Strokes’ ‘I’ll Try Anything Once’ is one of those gems that you really wish was left as it was before morphing into its happier counterpart ‘You Only Live Once’, which I will say, is also a fantastic track and opener to the band’s third record First Impressions of Earth. It’s a much quieter, stripped down version of the single featuring only the soft vocals of Julian Casablancas accompanied by Nick Valensi on keyboards. This was included as one of the B-sides on the Heart in a Cage single, and was used in the trailer, as well as the movie for Sofia Coppola’s 2010 film Somewhere.

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