Angel Olsen has shared her take on Lucinda Williams’ ‘Greenville’, from the classic 1998 album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Recorded as an Amazon Original, the cover features vocals from Hand Habits’ Meg Duffy and was engineered by Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff. Listen to it below.
In a press release, Olsen explained:
Before I wrote Big Time, I found a new obsession and love for Lucinda’s body of work. There is no one like her out there. It’s clear to me that her songs come from a very real place, and that’s the only kind of writing I like.
I recorded my version of “Greenville” in Los Angeles earlier this month with Kyle Thomas of King Tuff. We’ve known each other for a while but never recorded music together. Kyle made this so fun to record, and we had a great time goofing around. Meg Duffy also sang with me on this track. Meg showed me this song for the first time years ago and was the first one to introduce me to Lucinda’s music. It was very meaningful to have them on the track with me.
Angel Olsen released Big Time, which landed on our 30 Best Albums of 2022 (So Far) list, earlier this month.