Listen to NNAMDÏ and Beach Fossils’ Covers of Kacey Musgraves and Kelly Lee Owens
The proceeds from the new releases go towards Secretly Canadian's campaign to aid the homeless.
As a way to celebrate their 25 years of existence, Indiana record label Secretly Canadian announced a campaign to aid every family struggling with homelessness in Bloomington, IN. The label is donating all aspects of a project titled SC25 to the cause. Now in its second installment, SC25 has shared two new covers from artists NNAMDÏ and Beach Fossils—the former covering Kacey Musgraves’ “Lonely Weekend” and the latter taking on Kelly Lee Owens’ “L.I.N.E.”
“Folks that toured with me in the past few years know it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Kacey Musgraves’ music,” said NNAMDÏ in the press release. “I got the dang tweet receipts and everything. Every song on Golden Hour is a bop and ‘Lonely Weekend’ is one that always pumps me up because of its immediacy. The song just starts with the vocals and you’re in it for the ride from the get go. Kacey introduced me to an album by the prodigy, bluegrass savant Chris Thile that really blew me away. Since I was gifted a really old ukulele and a funky lil busted ass banjo early last year, I decided it would be fun to incorporate some elements of that into this cover despite never having played banjo before. Lol. It’s kind of a slight homage to that with my own spin on it and a thank you to her for introducing me to one of my new favorite records.”
Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur added, “I’ve been friends with Kelly for over a decade, it’s been inspiring to see her evolution as a musician/songwriter/producer. ‘L.I.N.E.’ was my favorite track of 2020, the first time I heard it I stopped what I was doing and had to play it over and over. I’ve always believed that a great song lends itself to being performed in any genre, so I was excited to take on the challenge of covering it in my own style.”
Also a part of the SC25’s second round is new specially-packaged reissues of 12 albums. This includes artists The War on Drugs, Whitney, Tig Notaro and Jens Lekman. Learn more about the reissues here.
Listen to the covers below.