Chicago’s Releaser have just released a modernized cover of Richard Marx’s lite-rock classic “Should’ve Known Better.” The track was mixed by Nick Rad (ex-Acceptance). The video (streaming below) was directed by Alex Zarek and features musician/actress Valla Di.

The song was given the stamp of approval from Marx himself, who took to social media to sing its praises.

Quote about the song by Stephen Mueller (vocals, guitar):

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Richard Marx. In my early days in bands, my friends would call me the punk rock Richard Marx because my voice kinda sounded like his and I sang songs about girls. Since he’s always been an influence on my songwriting, I thought a great way to pay respect to that influence would be to do a cover of one of his songs. Should’ve Known Better is a perfect choice in my eyes for Releaser to cover. It’s upbeat, catchy as hell, and just an overall great song.”

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