Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Recruit David Grubbs for Cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘The Night of Santiago’

    Continuing their collaborative cover series, Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy have enlisted Squirrel Bait’s David Grubbs for a cover of Leonard Cohen‘s ‘The Night of Santiago’. Listen to it below, along with the original.

    ‘The Night of Santiago’ originally appeared on Cohen’s 2019 posthumous album Thanks For The Dance and features contributions from the likes of Beck, Daniel Lanois, and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry. The opening track on Bill Callahan’s latest album, Gold Record, ended with the line “Sincerely, L Cohen,” Leonard Cohen’s sign-off from ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’.

    Bill Callahan and Will Oldham have released a series of covers over the past few months, tackling songs by artists including Steely DanYusuf / Cat StevensDave RichBillie Eilish, Robert Wyatt, Lou Reed, Johnnie Frierson, and Air Supply. Last week, they reworked Oldham’s own Palace track ‘Arise, Therefore’ with help from Six Organs of Admittance.

    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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