On their debut album, the three ladies of Applewood Road have perfected the art of the blend. Their intricate and layered harmonies drill into the quality of every note while simultaneously sounding effortless and breezy.
If you haven’t heard of these extraordinary musicians yet, you will soon. We’ve written about all three in their various solo endeavors in the past: Amy Speace, Emily Barker, and Amber Rubarth. Popular already in the UK, they are poised to take over the US with the upcoming release of their self titled album. In addition to their fantastic originals, the album includes a cover of R.E.M.‘s “Losing My Religion”.
Considering R.E.M.’s idolization, it makes sense to choose an entirely different path when covering their songs. This is exactly what Applewood Road has done with their cover. Gone are the drums, guitars, and upbeat tempo. Applewood Road covers R.E.M as more of a lament than the biting commentary of the original. Check it out below.
Then head over to the band’s website for more info.