Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Julia Jacklin Covers Leonard Cohen

Photo by James Adams
Julia Jacklin's album, Don't Let the Kids Win, was one of my favorite albums of 2016. If I did more than a top 10, it probably would have made it at #11. Possibly as a way to remind me how much I loved the album, Jacklin has released a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Memories." It's part of her YouTube tour diaries collection, so as of right now you can't get your own copy. The video itself is a collection of mostly backstage clips of Jacklin's tour, but the audio is simply stunning. Just Jacklin and her guitar covering a master poet and songwriter. "Memories" is a fragile song under any circumstances, but somehow Jacklin turns the song into a confessional even though the words aren't hers. I can only beg you to check out this song.

You can watch the video for Julia Jacklin's cover of "Memories" below. For more on Julia Jacklin, check out her website. She is also embarking on an extensive worldwide tour. You can find the dates here.

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