“Folks that toured with me in the past few years know it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Kacey Musgraves’ music,” NNAMDÏ said in the press release. “I got the dang tweet receipts and everything. Every song on Golden Hour is a bop and ‘Lonely Weekend’ is one that always pumps me up because of its immediacy. The song just starts with the vocals and you’re in it for the ride from the get go. Kacey introduced me to an album by the prodigy, bluegrass savant Chris Thile that really blew me away. Since I was gifted a really old ukulele and a funky lil busted ass banjo early last year, I decided it would be fun to incorporate some elements of that into this cover despite never having played banjo before. Lol. It’s kind of a slight homage to that with my own spin on it and a thank you to her for introducing me to one of my new favorite records.”
Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur added: “I’ve been friends with Kelly for over a decade, it’s been inspiring to see her evolution as a musician/songwriter/producer. ‘L.I.N.E.’ was my favorite track of 2020, the first time I heard it I stopped what I was doing and had to play it over and over. I’ve always believed that a great song lends itself to being performed in any genre, so I was excited to take on the challenge of covering it in my own style.”
In addition to the new covers, Secretly Canadian has also announced the next round of SC25 Editions, which features reissues of ANOHNI’s HOPELESSNESS, Richard Swift’s Dressed Up for the Letdown, Damien Jurado’s Where Shall You Take Me?, and Here We Go Magic’s A Different Ship.