Burnham performed a cover of ‘Mr. Brightside’ by The Killers for Billboard. The sibling pop trio, featuring Alex, Andre and Forrest Burnham, also discussed why they covered the song, having one day to learn it, and why they used the piano for the cover.
Forrest explained, “The reason why we picked ‘Mr. Brightside’ was number one we’re huge Killers fans, because The Killers are killer, and ‘Mr. Brightside’ is a hit song and it’s an amazing song choice for anyone, so we picked that.”
Alex added, “We had one day to learn it and we’re like, ‘What’s a song that we’ve heard a million times and we all love? Mr. Brightside’. So we did that. It was a lot of fun.”
Andre then said, “I think we took the guitar part off to make it our own,” before Alex corrected, “And because it’s impossible to play on acoustic. That’s another reason. Yeah, it sounded really cool on the piano. It sounded broken down and sort of seamed more of an acoustic song instead of pounding (guitar), so we decided to do that to it.”
Watch it via YouTube below.