Texas Rock Band BLACKTOP MOJO has delivered the ultimate Valentine’s card lament with their newest release, an unexpected and yet deeply poignant cover of The TEMPTATION’S 1965 hit single, “My Girl.” Celebrating love while acknowledging the potential for loss, front-man MATT JAMES delivers an intensely emotional vocal performance, with the band providing an incredibly modern, bluesy backdrop on the iconic classic.
The single will be available to purchase / stream on February 25, 2022.
“We all know this song. It’s a song that comes on the radio or starts playing in the background as you’re in the grocery store and immediately you begin to hum along and have visions of the new girl you’re falling head over heels for, and you feel all the warm fuzzy feelings she gives you, welling up inside. Our version of the song is when you fast forward into that relationship with the same girl that gave you all that warmth and sunshine, but she’s up and left you and taken the ‘Month of May’ with her.” – Matt James
“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.” – BLACKTOP MOJO
Catch BLACKTOP MOJO Live!
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