Rosie Carney Covers Radiohead’s ‘Black Star’ and ‘Just’

    Rosie Carney has shared two more tracks from her full-length cover project of Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends. Listen to the Irish singer-songwriter’s take on ‘Black Star’ and ‘Just’ below.

    “One of my favourite things about this song is the non-sugar coated realness of it,” Carney said of ‘Black Star’ in a statement. “It’s very bleak and sad when you start to realise a relationship is on its way out. I feel like everyone has been in that situation where you just kind of aimlessly fill your day with crap to distract yourself from thinking about someone (even though you are the whole time).”

    She added: “Throughout the record I tried to keep as many songs in their original key as possible, but when I started learning ‘Black Star,’ I wanted it to feel like I was almost talking in the verses. So I purposely lowered it to the point it was nearly uncomfortable for me to sing. The words are so direct and bleak and honest I didn’t want to risk them going unheard.”

    Carney’s version of The Bends arrives on December 11 via Color Study. It includes her previously released rendition of ‘Bones’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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