Video: Attacca Quartet – Real Life

Attacca Quartet are a neoclassical outfit from New York City who revamp classic tracks in their own inimitable style.

By Graeme Smith

Last month I shared their version of The Halluci Nation’s Electric Pow Wow Drum. Now it’s time for their take on Louis Cole’s Real Life. All the elements remain – frenetic strings played over an electronic dance bed – but perhaps what grabbed me most was the humour in the accompanying animated video. Telling to story of a wild party, it’s full of vignettes with unexpected endings.

Real Life is the title track from their upcoming debut album which is set to be released on Sony Classical on 9 July. The album will feature collaborations with some big names in the electronic music scene including Squarepusher and Daedelus. I can’t wait to hear the album and I hope you feel the same way. In the meantime, check out the video for Real Life below.