A Toronto Ska Band's Ode To 'Speaking Moistly' Is Canada's New Anthem (VIDEO)

"Speaking Moistly" will live on forever.
The "Speaking Moistly" Song Just Got A Toronto Ska Makoever

We may never speak dryly again, we fear. If the original “Speaking Moistly” remix isn’t stuck in your head 24/7, are you even Canadian? Now, a local Toronto band has released its own version of the "Speaking Moistly" song and it’s basically our new anthem at this point. 

The Classy Wrecks, a ska-rocksteady band from the 6ix, released their cover video honouring Justin Trudeau's press conference faux pas on Tuesday, April 21.

They even included the PM's iconic hair flip

Narcity reached out to the band’s guitarist and vocalist, Daniel Mager to find out what inspired the cover of the original remix.

“We have been putting out our own versions of popular songs since we first started playing as a band in 2016,” Mager told Narcity via email. 

“When I had heard the original version of Speaking Moistly, it was instantly stuck in my head and thought that it needed to be a part of our Socially Acceptable Distancing Sessions.”

When it comes to social distancing, Mager tells Narcity that humorous situations like this one make staying in a little easier. 

“I think that we as Canadians have the responsibility to try our best to stay at home when possible, 'Speaking Moistly' really helps relay this information in an entertaining way.”

The "Speaking Moistly" cover is just one of four videos in the band’s quarantine project.

Taking a leaf out of fellow GTA band Arkells' book, the Classy Wrecks are making music from home in the time of self-isolation.

“Each week we have been putting together a series we call Socially Acceptable Distancing sessions and putting out originals and covers we along with our friends from different projects all around the world to try and keep people entertained,” Mager told Narcity. 

And, so far, fans have been loving the content.

“So far people have been digging the ska/reggae version and we have been receiving positive feedback. One Reddit user compared us to Bedouin Soundclash which I consider to be a compliment,” the vocalist explained.

Another viewer wrote: “This is amazing! Love the concept,” on YouTube.

All in all, the video took about 6 to 10 hours to make, Mager said.

"We are starting to get better at putting together videos from home, this has been the goal since we haven’t had a rehearsal or met in person since March."

From TikTok memes to Speaking Moistly t-shirts, there's no telling where Trudeau's hilarious quote will end up next. 

But one thing's for sure. Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, these are the things we know. 

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