Listen up, Disney fans! We’ve already seen the first popular version of the power ballad “Surface Pressure” from the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto, as well as the lesser-known jazz cover by the original voiceover actress who plays Luisa Madrigal in the Oscar-winning movie — but now the song about unwanted burdens and growing pressure has gotten another adaptation that’s surprisingly good!
The rock band No Resolve has released its own version of “Surface Pressure”. A rock music version of this Encanto song might sound unexpected, but if you listen to the song in the music video below, then you might find yourself agreeing that this version of the song is actually fantastic!
The rock band No Resolve includes band members Oscar James Pegorraro (who provides the band vocals), Jason Hatmaker (who plays guitars), Matty Shea on the guitars and keys, and Dennis Patterson on bass.
This particular Encanto song lends itself really well to the rock genre; in fact, it actually seems like the best Encanto song for the music genre overall! “The Family Madrigal” wouldn’t work as well, and even “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” might not have been as good a choice for rock music as “Surface Pressure” is.
Like many Disney songs, “Surface Pressure” is also fairly gender-neutral when it comes to its lyrics and it has plenty of metaphors that are open to interpretation (such as the one about “crushing weight”, a metaphor that refers to societal pressures but also Luisa’s super strength), which is another factor that makes the Luisa Madrigal song a great rock music option.
Which cover of this Encanto song do you enjoy the most: the original song on the soundtrack of the Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award-winning movie Encanto (performed by Jessica Darrow as Luisa Madrigal), the slower jazz version sung by Jessica Darrow, or this new rock version by No Resolve?