Reason to Believe (ft. Courtney Barnett)

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Vagabon has teamed up with Courtney Barnett for a cover inspired by Karen Dalton's version of "Reason to Believe," which was originally written and recorded by Tim Hardin in 1965 and covered by a wide range of artists since. After discovering Dalton's version, "I became obsessed," says Vagabon's Lætitia Tamko, "and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage." Barnett adds: "I'm a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream. They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me."

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Vagabon has teamed up with Courtney Barnett for a cover inspired by Karen Dalton's version of "Reason to Believe," which was originally written and recorded by Tim Hardin in 1965 and covered by a wide range of artists since. The track was released on January 7, 2021.

"I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of 'Reason To Believe' for the first time. I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage," said Vagabon's Lætitia Tamko. "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, a month before lockdown. It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB came over and we recorded her parts. Oliver Hill plays slide guitar on it."

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

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and Mixed by Oliver Hill
Recorded March 2020 at Boulangerie Home Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

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Vagabon
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MUSICIANS
Laetitia Tamko, vocals, guitar
Courtney Barnett, backing vocals
Oliver Hill, strings, guitar

Courtney Barnett appears courtesy of Marathon Artists

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075597916539
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News & Reviews

  • Vagabon, aka Lætitia Tamko, has released her new album, Sorry I Haven’t Called, out now. On the album, Tamko reinvents herself once again with the most playful and adventurous music of her career. Co-produced by Tamko and Rostam (Vampire Weekend, Haim), the album features twelve vibrant tracks she wrote and produced primarily in Germany that channel dance music and effervescent pop through her own confident sensibilities. “This record feels like what I've been working towards,” Tamko says. “It's completely euphoric.”

  • Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) will tour Europe as special guest of Arlo Parks in September, with shows in Dublin, Manchester, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, and London. Tickets for all but the Dublin, Manchester, and Paris shows have already sold out. Vagabon returns to North America to lead a headline tour in October before heading back to Europe to tour with Weyes Blood, then back to the North America for the next leg of her headline tour in December. 

  • About This Album

    Vagabon has teamed up with Courtney Barnett for a cover inspired by Karen Dalton's version of "Reason to Believe," which was originally written and recorded by Tim Hardin in 1965 and covered by a wide range of artists since. The track was released on January 7, 2021.

    "I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of 'Reason To Believe' for the first time. I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage," said Vagabon's Lætitia Tamko. "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, a month before lockdown. It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB came over and we recorded her parts. Oliver Hill plays slide guitar on it."

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

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Laetitia Tamko, vocals, guitar
    Courtney Barnett, backing vocals
    Oliver Hill, strings, guitar

    Courtney Barnett appears courtesy of Marathon Artists

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and Mixed by Oliver Hill
    Recorded March 2020 at Boulangerie Home Studios, Los Angeles, CA
    Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound