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The first recorded Weyes Blood music since her 2016 breakthrough album Front Row Seat To Earth, Natalie Mering will release a 7″ of cover songs that have helped define her sound over the years. It contains versions of Soft Machines’ A Certain Kind b/w Fred Neil’s Everybody’s Talkin’, as imagined by Harry Nilsson for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack.

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Austin based Musician and traveller Abram Shook, and this breezy summery cover from the midnight Cowboy movie,

Everybody’s Talkin’” is a folk rock song written and originally released by Fred Neil in 1966. A version of the song performed by Harry Nilsson became a global success in 1969, reaching No2 on the Billboard chart, plus winning a Grammy after it was featured on the soundtrack of the film “Midnight Cowboy“. The song, which describes the singer’s desire to retreat from other people to the ocean, is among the most famous works of both artists, and has been covered by many other notable performers.

The song was first released on Neil’s second album, 1966’s self-titled Fred Neil. It was composed towards the end of the session, after Neil had become anxious to wrap the album so he could return to his home in Miami, Florida. Manager Herb Cohen promised that if Neil wrote and recorded a final track, he could go. “Everybody’s Talkin'”, recorded in one take, was the result.