When last we heard from Owen, he had stripped down Wilco’s “I’m Always in Love” to just his voice and guitar. He takes a similar approach on his latest cover, of the Smiths’ “Girlfriend in a Coma.” Though Jeff Tweedy and Morrissey don’t have a ton in common, Owen finds the unifying thread. Very different from the a cappella theatrics of Janice Whaley, who we recently heard cover every Smiths song ever.
“Girlfriend in a Coma” comes as the b-side to Owen’s latest 7”. “O, Evelyn…” drops on wax April 16, but you can buy it digitally now.
Owen – Girlfriend in a Coma (The Smiths cover)
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