Fontaines D.C. Cover Nick Drake’s ‘Cello Song’ for New Tribute Compilation

    Fontaines D.C. have offered their take on Nick Drake’s ‘Cello Song’. The cover appears on the upcoming tribute album The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake, which comes out July 7 (via Chrysalis) and also features Liz Phair, Feist, Radiohead’s Philip Selway, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bombay Bicycle Club & The Staves, Ben Harper, John Parish & Aldous Harding, Christian Lee Hutson, Skullcrusher & Gia Margaret, Mike Lindsay & Guy Garvey, Aurora, and more. Check out the tracklist below.

    The compilation was put together Cally Callomon, manager of the Nick Drake Estate, and Jeremy Lascelles, co-founder of Blue Raincoat Music and CEO of Chrysalis Records. “Cally and I embarked on this venture with one simple brief to each of the artists – that they ignore the original recording of Nick’s, and reinvent the song in their own unique style,” Lascelles said in a statement. “It was really humbling to hear so many similar responses, with everyone saying how important Nick’s music was to them, and how much they wanted to be part of this project. As the results came in one by one, we were thrilled by the brilliance and invention that each artist had shown. They had done exactly what we hoped for – they had made the song their own.”

    Callomon added: “Nick Drake was not that concerned with promoting himself as an artist but I think he would have been overjoyed to hear his art revisited and newly promoted by so many vibrant and talented artists. Jeremy and I also felt it crucial that the album should flow, as a cohesive listening experience, as opposed to a gallery of separate exhibits. Whether we have succeeded in these two ambitions, only the listener can tell. We are honoured and so grateful to all our friends, old and new, who took part in the making of this beautiful set.”

    The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake Cover Artwork:

    The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake Tracklist:

    1. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain
    2. Fontaines DC – Cello Song
    3. Camille – Hazey Jane II
    4. Mike Lindsay [feat. Guy Garvey] – Saturday Sun
    5. Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves – Road
    6. Let’s Eat Grandma – From The Morning
    7. David Gray – Place To Be
    8. John Parish and Aldous Harding – Three Hours
    9. Stick in the Wheel – Parasite
    10. Ben Harper – Time Has Told Me
    11. Emeli Sandé – One Of These Things First
    12. Karine Polwart and Kris Drever – Northern Sky
    13. Craig Armstrong [feat. Self Esteem] – Black Eyed Dog
    13. Bombay Bicycle Club and The Staves – Road (reprise.
    14. Nadia Reid – Poor Boy
    15. Christian Lee Hutson feat. Elanor Moss – Which Will
    16. Skullcrusher and Gia Margaret – Harvest Breed
    17. Katherine Priddy – I Think They’re Leaving Me Behind
    18. AURORA – Pink Moon
    19. Joe Henry and Meshell Ndegeocello – Time Of No Reply
    20. Feist – River Man
    21. Liz Phair – Free Ride
    22. Philip Selway – Fly
    23. John Grant – Day Is Done
    24. The Wandering Hearts – Voice From A Mountain


    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.

    Arts in one place.

    All of our content is free, if you would like to subscribe to our newsletter or even make a small donation, click the button below.

    People are Reading