Hear Fiona Apple’s Gorgeous Buddy Holly Cover
The elusive singer-songwriter teams with Jon Brion for cover of the rock icon's classic "Everyday."
Rave On: Buddy Holly, the star-studded tribute to the rock legend, arrives in stores on June 28, although contributions from My Morning Jacket, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse, and the Black Keys have already been teased. But now the album’s most anticipated contribution has just hit the web: Fiona Apple’s rendition of “Everyday,” featuring Jon Brion. Hear it here (via 107.7 The End and The NJ Underground).
Holly’s original was a perfectly simple pop tune about unrequited love, and Fiona Apple doesn’t alter Holly’s version much. Their cover features nothing more than xylophone melodies, a gently loping backbeat, and delicately strummed guitar – although Apple’s quivering vocals add an uneasiness that’s missing from Holly’s original.
In addition to Apple and Brion’s cover, you can stream Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Julian Casablancas, and the Black Keys’ tributes in the widget below.
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