Aly Spaltro performs as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, a name that might make you imagine a sensitive folkie strumming a guitar and singing songs about hydrangeas. Live, though, she shreds and shrieks just as much as she croons and ponders, performing shifting seven-minute songs that go from loud to soft to even louder in an instant. Coming from the diminutive performer, it presents an engagingly jarring contrast.
On her new cover of Emmylou Harris’ “I Will Dream,” though, she sounds more like what you might expect from the name. Her voice goes full-throttle, but with restraint. Vocal harmonies swirl behind her; they could possibly be some sort of channeled feedback instead. It’s hard to pin down, just like her. Listen below.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – I Will Dream (Emmylou Harris cover)