Amy Helm “Michigan” – Listen

Amy Helm has shared her new single, ‘Michigan‘, taken from her new album ‘This too shall light‘, which Helm recorded with Joe Henry some 3,000 miles from the family studio in Woodstock at the legendary United Recording Studios in Los Angeles.  ‘Michigan’ is, of course, a cover of the Milk Carton Kids, which Amy Helm brings her own dramatic vocal to.  It’s a song that she finds multiple layers in, saying of it “The song is so devastatingly heavy and sad that at first I was kind of taken aback. 

But the more I listened to it and hummed it in my head I honestly could hear the chorus being served so well by a rich, four-part harmony. So that was what drew me to it. And the lyrics, of course, are stunning. I think that song has the ability to kind of land so personally in the heart of each person who hears it but can mean 1,000 different things to 1,000 different people. It’s a mysterious story that becomes clear in different ways to each person who hears it“.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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