Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Taylor Ashton Covers Alanis Morissette

For his upcoming covers EP, Taylor Ashton has released a folk version of Alanis Morissette's "Hand in My Pocket." Jagged Little Pill is one of the most iconic albums of the 1990's, and Ashton's cover is a stripped down one featuring a clawhammer banjo. What keeps this version from just being your typical alt-rock hit done as folk novelty song is just how earnest Ashton is in his cover. Plus, his vocals are more along the lines of the pop side of alt-rock than they are with Americana or bluegrass. This is the kind of song that is going to make you want to pre-order the upcoming EP and give Jagged Little Pill a listen, especially if you haven't in a while.

Taylor Ashton says of his new cover:

"Jagged Little Pill came out in 1996, probably around the time I started forming permanent memories, and I'm sure that's when I started hearing it. 27 years later, I'm more than 10 years older than Alanis Morisette was when she recorded it, and I'm still thrilled to my core by the way her voice somersaults out of the speakers.  I heard this song a million times growing up, but gained a new appreciation for it one night at a Karaoke bar watching a stranger go wild with it.”  

You can listen to Taylor Ashton's cover of "Hand in My Pocket" below. Pizza Tickets is due out March 24 on Signature Sounds, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Taylor Ashton, check out the artist's website.

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