This cover of The National by Roxanne de Bastion emerged from her virtual tour this year. As she says “I loved playing a different cover song each night of my virtual UK tour and wanted to record one of my favourites to share with everyone who’s supported me. To me, the song is about the difficulties of sharing a small living space, so it seemed quite apt to record it now during lockdown.”
And why this song? Well, she adds “What I love about The National, apart from their lyrical world, is how they experiment with timing – leaving off or adding beats to suit the lyrical sentiment. It’s something I do a lot in my own songwriting, so it felt an obvious fit for me. I was actually also supposed to see them perform in June – as that show couldn’t happen, this is my little tribute”.