No Joy, the Montreal dream-pop project of Jasamine White-Gluz, have shared a cover of Deftones’ ‘Teenager’. The track appears on their upcoming EP Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, which features four orchestral reworkings of their most recent album, last year’s Motherhood. Listen to ‘Teenager (From Heaven)’ below
“I have never been shy about my love for Deftones,” White-Gluz said in a statement. “White Pony is one of my favourite records of all time and the track ‘Teenager’ was proof to me that they were a band bigger than any nu-metal confines they were trapped in. It’s such a sensitive and delicate song sequenced right in the centre of a very heavy album. We recorded our version completely remotely. Nailah’s harp, Tara’s lapsteel, and Ouri’s experimental cello really capture the emotional feeling I had when I first heard the song as a teenager.”
Whereas the video for the previously released ‘Kidder (From Heaven)’ was created from the perspective of 7-year-old director Sloan, ‘Teenager (From Heaven)’ arrives with a video directed by 15-year-old Arizona student Kevin Petty. “I took the videos cause I want something to remember when I grow up,” he explained. “It’s always the small moments like skating around with your friends or walking around your high school campus that means the most. It’s gonna be really cool when I get older and see these old videos with all my old classmates and friends.”
Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven is due out May 19 via Joyful Noise.