TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING COVERS ALBUM KINDRED SPIRITS OUT NOVEMBER 20TH
OTHER ARTISTS COVERED INCLUDE: POST MALONE, NEIL YOUNG, ELTON JOHN, ELVIS PRESLEY, AND MORE
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“Larkin Poe are modernising the blues and flying the flag for the erased women in the history of guitar music.” The Line Of Best Fit
“Southern siblings continue a winning streak.” Uncut
“…Their punchiest collection yet.” The Sun
“…their most mature and accomplished work to date.” Planet Rock
“…have hit their prime.” Daily Mirror
“…the band offer up a plethora of solid songs in various riffin’ southern styles.” The Arts Desk
“Larkin Poe offer some fabulous bluesy pop rock on Self Made Man …these are women of substance.” Daily Telegraph
Today, Larkin Poe have shared their take on the Phil Collins classic ‘In The Air Tonight.’ The mysterious companion video for the song heralds the arrival of Kindred Spirits, Larkin Poe’s first-ever covers album and second full-length of 2020, arriving November 20th via their own Tricki-Woo Records. The album was self-produced by Larkin Poe from their home studio. Pre-orders are available now and can be found here.
“We feel like every human on earth has probably sung or hummed or air drummed ‘In The Air Tonight’ at least once in their lives,” say Larkin Poe. “There’s a strange, hallow’s eve energy lurking beneath the lyric of this song that has captured countless imaginations, ours included. We wanted to delve deeper into this more sinister vibe by stripping the song back further with only lap steel, vocals, stomps, and claps.”
“When we decided to release this cover today, we were excited because it meant a spooky, moody music video would be a perfect fit,” Larkin Poe add. “We love the darker undertones of the recording and — with the help of some vibey found footage — created the perfect Halloween flavoured video.” The new song and video are delivered in the most timely fashion for these relatives of Edgar Allan Poe.
In the spirit of Halloween, Megan and Rebecca are going to share a Facebook video at 1pm CT / 6pm GMT this Saturday, October 31st in which they’ll perform the theme songs of their costumes – Megan will be a character from Star Trek and Rebecca will be WWE’s The Undertaker.
Larkin Poe announced Kindred Spirits last month with their cover of The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin,’ which was followed by their version of Lenny Kravitz’s ‘Fly Away’, which Rolling Stone Country called “a greasy blues jam.”
In any normal year, the band would have released an acclaimed new album and then hit the road for a very long time. But of course, 2020 has been no ordinary year. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated sister duo of Rebecca and Megan Lovell kicked things off in June with their fifth studio album, Self Made Man, topping an array of Billboard charts while earning unanimous acclaim around the world.
Instead of a summer of tour buses and packed theatres, the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Lovells found themselves at home, performing many livestream concerts and adding to their much-loved YouTube covers series. That got them thinking, and led to the idea for the creation of Kindred Spirits, a collection of stripped-back versions of covers, both classic and new, including songs by the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Johnson, Elton John, Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
In keeping with the surrealistic nature of this very strange year, in a recent interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen spoke of a few artists that have been exciting him recently: “J.S. Ondara, Mondo Cozmo, H.E.R., Orville Peck, Larkin Poe and Bon Iver, to name a few. Having the time to listen is, at least, one upside of being stuck in place. I’ve been really enjoying sort of being deeply back into music,” Springsteen said, “almost like I was when I was a kid. I was always in the record store, looking for the next thing.”
So while 2020 was supposed to be a year of hitting the road and taking their new songs to fans around the globe, instead it’s become a year of reflection, of looking inward, of looking back. But Larkin Poe being Larkin Poe, looking in and looking back for them is also looking forward as they continue to put their own signature on the traditions they embrace. Not ones to sit around and wait for something to happen, Rebecca and Megan are constantly churning and creating. No one knows what this next year holds, but rest assured Larkin Poe will find ways to keep it fun and interesting for everyone, as we are all kindred spirits.
“We’re grateful for the experience of making this album and grateful to the kindred spirits who have come before us and written the soundtrack of our lives.”
Release date: November 20th, 2020
01. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)
02. Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
03. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
04. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise (Elvis Presley)
05. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
06. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)
07. Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)
08. Take What You Want (Post Malone)
09. Ramblin’ Man (The Allman Brothers)
10. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
11. Crocodile Rock (Elton John)