Almost 17 years to the day since it was released as a single, LA-based quartet Coat Check Girl have shared their reimagined cover of Linkin Park‘s smash hit “Crawling.” The alt-rockers took the Grammy winning track and gave it a stripped down indie makeover, like they were getting the song ready for a date with the cute emo kid at school. The result is contemplative and suspenseful, literally slowing the track down to a “crawl” and showing a more vulnerable side to the lyrics.

Linkin Park was one of my first music loves and I have always looked back at them for inspiration (I even have a Hybrid Theory tattoo on my forearm),” says vocalist Andre Rodriguez.

When I heard the news about Chester I was devastated. I felt like I lost a mentor, so I proposed to the band to play a Linkin Park song in our live shows in honor of him. We picked ‘Crawling’ because the lyrics are unbelievably powerful.