THE BOOMTANG BOYS and KATRINA ANASTASIA, “Everywhere”
It’s been a long while since we’ve heard from Canadian dance producers The Boomtang Boys, though Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace have worked on other projects under other names. But you’ll have to go back to the late 90’s and early 2000’s for songs such as their biggest hit “Squeeze Toy”, their cover of “Popcorn”, and the inimitable “Hamster Dance”. Abandoning novelties for their return, they instead put their spin on Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 pop hit “Everywhere”. I’m not a lover of cover versions, but “Everywhere” works just fine on its own and stands firmly outside of Fleetwood Mac’s shadow, thanks to a well-chosen and delightful vocal by new Toronto singer Katrina Anastasia. The video for the song is a gentle, feel-good effort (particularly for dog lovers), and one can only wonder where music will take The Boomtang Boys next.