My Photo
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Woven Cover

Continuing with the covers of people I like by people I like Woven Hand (David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower) does a version of Bill Withers's "Ain't No Sunshine" on the self-titled album that's quite haunting. Edwards does something that a great cover should -- he brings out another side of the song. In this case, it's the darkness, making the narrator seem like a stalker. Edwards's creepy delivery makes the whole relationship seem more unhealthy than it is, with the narrator being in a deep, frightening place.

Edwards has that sound throughout his music, which makes listening to him an odd experience. At times he sings about the joys of salvation while sounding like the voice of a wandering spirit. Last year's release, Consider the Birds, was really impressive, but I've been enjoying Woven Hand recently, too.


Post a Comment

<< Home