Grouplove gather around an old red piano for this alluring acoustic reworking of “Ways to Go,” the first single from the band’s second album, Spreading Rumours. The video gives fans a good idea of what to expect at the intimate, stripped-down shows they’ll play during their ongoing Seesaw Tour, which pairs an electric gig with an unplugged one in 11 major U.S. cities.
“All of our songs, in some way or another, stem from an acoustic guitar,” Grouplove’s drummer/producer Ryan Rabin tells Rolling Stone. “Even a song like ‘Ways to Go,’ which has primarily an electronic vibe, still stemmed from a riff on an acoustic guitar.”
Singer/guitarist Christian Zucconi adds, “I think being able to arrange ‘Ways to Go’ into its acoustic counterpart showcases the songwriting even more. That’s been the most rewarding aspect of these intimate acoustic shows we’re doing on our tour – letting the fans as well as ourselves experience the songwriting in its most basic and organic form.”