Southern California alt band Dirty Heads just released a new version of their smash hit ‘Vacation,’ featuring multi-Grammy Award-winning band Train, via Better Noise Music. The song, originally released in 2017, has seen a monstrous increase in consumption across all digital platforms in the last year due to the viral TikTok ‘Vacation Challenge’ trend.
The collaborative spirit of this new version, featuring the unique vocal stylings of Train’s frontman Pat Monahan, reflects the universality of the song, which has captured the attention of listeners around the globe on social media due to the trend. It also sets the perfect tone for summer 2021, as more people feel comfortable socializing and traveling due to the availability of COVID vaccines.
In a collective statement, Dirty Heads said: “We are so impressed with how fans, new and old, have taken this song and made it their own on social media. Thank you to Pat Monahan for hopping on this new version – it is a gift to everyone who has made us smile with their ‘Vacation challenge’ videos over the past year. We can’t wait to get back into that spirit on the road later this summer. It’s time to celebrate with one another again!” Monahan added: “I’ve been a Dirty Heads fan for a long time and my whole family has loved this song since it came out. Getting a chance to sing on it was really cool for all of us and I think it made me a much cooler human. Thanks guys!”