Friday, June 25, 2021

Lucy Dacus Covers Snow Patrol

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

I remember being really into Snow Patrol back when they released Songs for Polar Bears in 1998. After that, they fell off my radar for a while until "Chasing Cars" was everywhere and they were playing arenas. Lucy Dacus has proven that she's fantastic at cover songs, so when I saw that she was doing a cover of "Chasing Cars" for SiriusXMU Sessions it was obviously going to be great. Dacus' version captures the epic scope of the original along with the emotional intensity that made it perfect for every TV drama in the '00s. This is somehow all done as a stripped down live radio session done in a studio. Like I said, Dacus is incredible at cover songs.

You can listen to Lucy Dacus' take on "Chasing Cars" below. Although it's not on the album, Home Video is out today on Matador Records. For more on Lucy Dacus, check out the artist's website.

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