The Voice Project formed to support the women of war-ravaged Northern Uganda who use song to spread their message of healing and peace. The Project seeks out artists to create cover chains – one artist covers another who then covers another and so on – with donation and advertising revenue going to these women. In the latest episode, Blake Mills invited The Project into his living room and performed Lucinda Williams’ exuberant “I Just Wanted To See You So Bad” from her 1988 self-titled album.
He gives us a softer, more contemplative version of the song, with a skillful and percussive solo electric arrangement. He captures Williams’ drawl perfectly and infuses a sadder tone than that of the desperate original. Watch the video below.
Blake Mills – I Just Wanted To See You So Bad (Lucinda Williams cover)
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