Rumer “Hard Times For Lovers” – Listen

You’ll recall Rumer for, if nothing else, a wonderful cover of Jimmy Webb’s ‘P.F. Sloan‘.  And here she returns with another cover song from the mid-seventies.  ‘Hard Times for Lovers‘ was first recorded by Judy Collins on her 1979 album of the same name.   Rumer’s version is taken from the upcoming album ‘Nashville Tears – The Songs of Hugh Prestwood‘ which is out on April 24th on Cooking Vinyl.

The inspiration for the album came from digging into Country music whilst living in the Deep South of the USA, eventually hitting on the work of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Hugh Prestwood.  Of this song Rumer has commented that “‘Hard Times for Lovers’ was originally a hit for Judy Collins in 1979. What I really like about this song is how it has a retro 70’s country feel yet the lyrics are still relevant today.

Rumer will also be heading out on tour this year with the first dates announced as :

7 May 2020: Bexhill on the Sea De La Warr Pavilion, Rye Jazz Festival
14 May 2020: Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
16 May 2020: Manchester The Royal Northern College of Music
17 May 2020: London Queen Elizabeth Hall
19 May 2020: Edinburgh Queen’s Hall

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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