First Aid Kit is looking out for their crew. The sister duo of Johanna and Klara Söderberg have returned with new song, “On the Road Again,” a cover of the Willie Nelson classic. The tune is their first release since 2018’s Ruins LP and Tender Offerings EP, the track is an unreleased version recorded more than seven years ago. The release is a charitable effort, with all proceeds going to Crew Nation.
“We’re excited to release our version of ‘On the Road Again’ by Willie Nelson. We recorded this cover a couple of years ago and recently found it while digging through the archives,” the band shared in a press statement. “The song is a country classic, it feels like we’ve known it forever. Because of the situation with COVID, sadly, the theme of the song has never felt more relevant than it does today.
“We made a video for the song using cellphone footage from our tours throughout the years. Going through all those videos made us emotional,” the sisters continued. “It made us realize how much we appreciate being able to roam freely around the world. How much we love the feeling of playing live for people, in the flesh. How much we miss our incredible band and crew,” they added.
“All the proceeds from the streaming of the song will go to Crew Nation. So much of the magic happens behind the stage. It’s easily taken for granted, but without our touring and venue crew live music wouldn’t be possible. It’s important that we help them out right now. Oh, how we wish we could get back on the road again! Hopefully we’ll see you down the road sometime soon.” Listen to First Aid Kit tackle “On the Road Again” below.