We loved Rachel Baiman's 2021 album Cycles. This spring Baiman and Scottish folksinger Kris Drever will be touring across the UK together and they've released a new single as a duo. They're taking on Eliza Gilkyson's "Hard Times in Babylon," which was written about the suicide of a friend. The original is a standard (and fantastic) folk/singer-songwritter track. Baiman and Drever expand on that a bit. It's kept as a folk song, but the new version is a much more lush take on the song that leans a tiny bit into the realm of folk/pop. It's a great reworking of the song that is making me wish Baiman and Drever bring their co-tour to this side of the Atlantic.
You can listen to Rachel Baiman & Kris Dever's version of "Hard Times in Babylon" below. The song is available as a single via Signature Sounds and can be downloaded at Bandcamp. For more on Rachel Baiman, check out the artist's website. For more on Kris Drever, check out his.