The Swedish sister duo may be a lot of things, but afraid to approach a song from a different angle is definitely not one of them.
Aside from building a huge following from their two full length albums, sister duo First Aid Kit has also garnered attention due to their amazing covers. From Patti Smith to Fleet Foxes, the Swedish siblings have amazed and even brought the original singers to tears with their renditions. The sisters’ latest cover of Paul Simon‘s “Kathy” is an excellent addition to an already impressive cover discography.
Although the term “perfection” is often thrown around without reserve or actual thought, First Aid Kit may have reached it with its latest cover. The folk duo, known for their angelic harmonizing voices and beyond-their-age depth, recently covered Joan Baez‘s “Diamonds & Rust,” and to say it is haunting is something of an understatement.
For most bands, playing covers amounts to a rite of passage. They bang out a favorite tune in some anonymous bar, or as an encore in an arena in Wichita or Winnipeg. No big deal, right? Well, it is a big deal if the artist being covered is in the audience.