The queen of misty-eyed bangers, Brandi Carlile shows her prowess in gentleness with a studio recording of John Prine’s I Remember Everything.
Stripped back to acoustic guitar and Carlile’s raw, evergreen vocals, her rendition aptly builds upon the yearning of Prine’s lyrics, while existing entirely in its own universe. While sonically simple, Carlile manages to make every second drip with an intangible feeling of lazy Sundays and happy-cries.
I Remember Everything, which Carlile performed during the Grammys telecast’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment, is out now and will appear on the upcoming tribute album Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol 2.
However, before the release of her tribute album, enjoy this tasty morsel of Carlile’s cosy, melancholic cover: