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After a year full of strange collaborations, 2021 started off with a joint track that’s more exciting than surprising, and certainly not nearly as weird recent tourmates Vagabon and Courtney Barnett are sharing a collaborative cover of Karen Dalton’s home-recorded track “Reason To Believe” which is itself a cover of a folky Tim Hardin song later also performed by The Carpenters, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, Cher, and plenty of others.

“I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of ‘Reason to Believe’ for the first time,” Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko noted in a press release. “I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage. The decision to have Courtney sing it with me came after we performed it together live at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day 2020.

“I’m a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream,” Barnett added. “They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me. I really admire Laetitia and am constantly inspired by her song writing, production, and our sporadic FaceTime chats.”

Vagabon performs Tim Hardin’s “Reason to Believe” featuring Courtney Barnett: