st. vincent: "these days"
St. Vincent in Barcelona (photo by Oscar Garcia)
Have we mentioned that St. Vincent is touring in Europe right now with Sufjan Stevens? Well, as we expected, she's been a huge hit. The lucky European showgoers have been blessed with a 3-song, tour-only EP, containing "Paris is Burning," a brand new song ("What Me Worry") and a cover of one of my favorite songs of all time.
Originally written by Jackson Browne for Nico, St. Vincent makes "These Days" her own on this wistfully beautiful cover. The nature of Nico's version, that of a post-VU drug addict, has been in some sense cleansed; what's left is this crisp, vibrant version which still exists fully in the original's melancholy. St. Vincent emotionally exposes herself to the listener, and her vulnerability will make your heart ache:
St. Vincent These Days mp3
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