NNAMDÏ – ” Lonely Weekend ” Kacey Musgraves Cover

Posted: June 14, 2021 in MUSIC

There are a lot of label anniversaries this year that come with fun surprises. Two days ago we got a collaboration between Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Perfume Genius for a cover of Richard Youngs’ “A Fullness Of Light In Your Soul” for the 25-year anniversary of Jagjaguwar Recordings. Today, the company’s sister label Secretly Canadian offers a gift as well: new songs for their series SC25 Singles, which includes a lovely rendition of Kacey Musgraves’ “Lonely Weekend” by NNAMDÏ. His vocals are fragile and vulnerable; at less than three and a half minutes, it’s a satisfying flash of twangy indie rock.

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. 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 favourite records.

“Lonely Weekend” released through Secretly Canadian on: 11th June 2021: NNAMDÏ

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