MTV Australia has released a video of Gang Of Youths performing “Let Me Down Easy” ahead of their MTV Unplugged Melbourne episode debuting this Sunday. The video features frontman Dave Le’aupepe performing the track backed by strings and horns.
It was announced back in June that Gang Of Youths would feature on the debut episode of Australia’s MTV Unplugged Melbourne. They are the first Aussie group to be a part of the iconic series since Midnight Oil in 1993.
Watch: Gang Of Youths perform “Let Me Down Easy” for MTV Unplugged
The stunning performance took place on July 25th in Melbourne’s Meat Market, underneath 1200 roses. The episode will air at 6pm this Sunday, and if this video is anything to go by, it’s going to be pretty awesome.
Speaking to Tone Deaf ahead of the performance, Gang Of Youths bass player Max Quinn shared what he was looking forward to showcasing on the night; “To see the melodies and vocals featuring a bit more, I just think it’s really special, and I guess that’s just what draws you in to it. You think about that Nirvana set, that’s what draws you to it; just seeing it in a more ‘this is the melody of the song’ manner.”
Related: Amy Shark selected to feature on MTV Unplugged Melbourne
The MTV Unplugged Melbourne series hopes to showcase the massive amount of talent we have here in Australia to the world. Hosted by Ash London, the series is set to also feature Amy Shark. No other artist announcements have been shared so far.
You can watch Gang Of Youths on MTV Unplugged Melbourne this Sunday at 6pm. Check out Josh Homme joining Florence And The Machine to perform a cover of “Jackson” during their MTV Unplugged performance.