We’ve been Land of Leland fans for a while now – back in 2011 Cover Me readers commissioned him to cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere,” and then earlier this year we premiered his new Whitney Houston cover. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait another five years for a follow-up, as he’s recently posted a cover of Björk’s “Unravel” to his Bandcamp.
Justin Keller turns Björk’s ambient odyssey into a spare acoustic ballad, with only the occasional guitar-string plunk accompanying his hushed vocals. It’s beautifully minimalist, to the point where when he starts actually strumming that guitar near the end it sounds like a huge crescendo. Stream and download it below.
Download more Land of Leland covers on Bandcamp.