In what will undoubtedly be the first of many astounding collaborations in the recently launched In The Room series, alt-R&B artist Gallant – artist behind our 13th favorite cover of 2015 – and indie legend Sufjan Stevens – no stranger to our year-end lists himself – team up and take on one of Stevens’ own – “Blue Bucket of Gold.”
After an entertaining performance of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” last Halloween, the two are back together to bring us a deeply emotional cover of the closing track to critically acclaimed LP Carrie & Lowell. Gallant’s striking and phenomenal vocal delivery floats on beside Steven’s heavy-hitting piano accompaniment and in this live recording, the two delivering an incredibly mellow and haunting cover of the 2015 track.
The In The Room series (in conjunction with Spotify) is an ongoing collaboration project, in which Gallant pays tribute to and creates something special with the artists that have inspired him the most. Having experienced the first episode, I have no doubt that what comes to follow will be just as amazing.