Last month, Secretly Canadian launched a year-long campaign to celebrate its 25th anniversary, sharing covers of Jens Lekman’s ‘If I Could Cry (it would feel like this)’ by Stella Donnelly and Porridge Radio’s take on Scout Niblett’s ‘Wet Road’. The label has now released two more covers as part of its SC25 Singles series: Skullcrusher‘s rendition of Damien Jurado’s ‘Cloudy Shoes’ and Green-House’s reimagined version of Bill Evans’ ‘Peace Piece’. Check them out below.
“I didn’t know Damien Jurado’s ‘Cloudy Shoes’ before it was suggested that I try a cover of it,” Skullcrusher said of her cover in a statement. “I ended up really connecting with it and became immersed in the process of making my own version. It’s kind of cool how songs have a way of entering your life at just the right time. I felt like I was able to express a lot of myself through his words.”
Green-House added: “I was excited when asked to write a cover of ‘Peace Piece’ because it happened to be one of the songs that inspired my first EP, Six Songs for Invisible Gardens. I felt like it carried so much emotion in such a simple form – and it became something that I aimed to capture in my own work.”
In addition to SC25 Singles, Secretly Canadian has also announced SC25 Editions, which will include 12 limited-edition reissues released in three instalments throughout the year, along with essays from artists and writers about each album. All profits will be directed to the Bloomington organisation New Hope For Families.