Better Noise Music recording artists The Hu are releasing their “hunnu rock” cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True” today, along with a music video. Listen here and find the video below. The track is a unique take on the beloved classic that has over 142 million streams on Spotify alone.
Hu’s distinct style allows listeners to hear this song in a completely new way. The band added traditional Mongolian instrumentation along with their signature throat singing style and replaced the English lyrics of “Sad But True” with their native Mongolian language. The same distorted guitar melody of the original song helps move the song forward, but the originality and musical prowess of The Hu’s distinctive sound makes this track stand out on its own.
With this cover, The Hu also launches the series The Best Of Better Noise Music: 15 Years Of Rock which runs throughout the label’s 15th year of activity – 2021. The compilation features exciting new versions of songs from their album. diversified rock catalog. The Hu will launch this campaign, as the group embodies all of the label’s hopes for the future of rock – diversity, expert musicality, passionate performances and intelligent creative collaboration.
Excited by the release of the new song, singer and Morin Khuur (horse head violin) player Galbadrakh Tsendbaatar aka “Gala” said, “Like millions of people around the world, Metallica has been a huge influence and inspiration for us as music fans and musicians. We admire their 40 years of relentless touring and the timeless and unique music they have created. It is a great honor to show them our respect and gratitude by recording a version of “Sad But True” in our language and in the style of The Hu. “
Despite having garnered over 100 million views on their YouTube videos and tens of millions more on Spotify, The Hu continues to find new ways to reach new audiences. From their new cover to the video game soundtrack and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order soundtrack, their original sound has created a genre of their own. The radio public placed the 2 singles of the group in 2020 (“Yuve Yuve Yu” with Danny Case from From Ashes To New and “Wolf Totem” with Jacoby Shaddix) in the Top 5 in the Active Rock format.
Earlier in 2020, The Hu released the deluxe version of their 2019 album The Gereg. The Gereg debuted at # 1 on the Global Charts for Albums and Best New Artist Albums, in the Global Top 5 in US, Canada, UK and more (Rock Albums) and in the top 10 of current albums in the United States, Canada and Australia, among other territories. In addition, they released the documentary film, The Hu: Road To The Gereg on YouTube, which reviews the making of their debut album, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from their world tours, video shoots, and more.
The group is involved in the film The Retaliators, a high octane horror thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special appearances by some of the biggest name rock music. Jaya des Hu plays a small role in the film and the band contributed the soundtrack to their hit “Wolf Totem” with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach).