We've been ridiculously obsessed with Squirrel Flower's album I Was Born Swimming since it was released earlier this year. One of the few good things about 2020 is that artist's are more likely to release extra songs, particularly covers. Back in May we received an additional single from Squirrel Flower, and now we have a cover of Tom Waits's immortal "Hold On." Sure, "Hold On" is one of the few obvious Tom Waits covers, but there's a reason: It's an impossibly great song. Ella Williams brings her unique vocals to the cover, adding a nearly haunting feel to the song accentuated by the sparse music that deviates from the original completely. Instead of the harsh folk of the original, Squirrel Flower gifts us with a bizarro dream pop rendition.
You can listen to Squirrel Flower's take on "Hold On" below. The song is currently available via Bandcamp. For more on Squirrel Flower, check out the artist's website.