Lucy Dacus has offered her take on Carole King’s ‘Home Again’ and ‘It’s Too Late’, two tracks off King’s classic 1971 album Tapestry. Originally released exclusively on a 7” as part of Third Man Records’ Carole King Home Again vault package earlier this year, the covers are now available on streaming services. Take a listen below.
“When I listened to Tapestry from my mom’s CD collection, I was young enough that it didn’t register as good or bad – it just defined what music sounded like to me, and it’s still a foundation of how I understand songwriting,” Dacus told The Guardian. “She’s clever in the good way – queen of internal rhyme – and I love how her melodies reinforce the tone of the lyrics. She keeps it simple, but that’s what makes it universal.” She adds, “When I was asked to cover a couple of her songs, it was a no brainer. Her work feels like a part of my DNA and I’m grateful for it.”