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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." Vagabon has announced a livestream on January 29; tickets are available now.

  • Vagabon has released a live performance video of her song "Water Me Down," from her 2019 self-titled album. It was filmed by Justin Carlson during the same session as her performance of the song for Rolling Stone's first Fridays for Unity event on October 16 to support the Future Now Fund and help get out the vote. You can watch the video here.

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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."

    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

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on January 4, 2021 - 11:57am
Release Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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."

Description: 

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

Cover Art: 
ns_album_releasedate: 
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:45
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597916539
Price: 
1.39
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597916553
Price: 
1.29
Artist Name: 
Vagabon
MusicianDetails: 

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

Courtney Barnett appears courtesy of Marathon Artists

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