Angel Olsen has shared a cover of George Harrison’s ‘Beware of Darkness’ via her Instagram page. The 1970 track originally appeared on Harrison’s third solo album, All Things Must Pass. Check out her rendition below.
“The original is pretty great,” Olsen wrote in the video’s caption. “I’m just messing around like a tired sad shit.” She also included the song’s lyrics, adding: “Words are good too.”
Olsen released her most recent studio album, Whole New Mess, last month. Marking Olsen’s first new material recorded and released without any bandmates since 2012’s Half Way Home, it includes 11 tracks, nine of which are stripped-back versions of songs from 2019’s All Mirrors.
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The original is pretty great. I’m just messing around like a tired sad shit Words are good too: “Watch out now, take care Beware of falling swingers Dropping all around you The pain that often mingles In your fingertips Beware of darkness Watch out now, take care Beware of the thoughts that linger Winding up inside your head The hopelessness around you In the dead of night Beware of sadness It can hit you It can hurt you Make you sore and what is more That is not what you are here for Watch out now, take care Beware of soft shoe shufflers Dancing down the sidewalks As each unconscious sufferer Wanders aimlessly Beware of Maya Watch out now, take care Beware of greedy leaders They take you where you should not go While Weeping Atlas Cedars They just want to grow, grow and grow Beware of darkness”