Molly Tuttle’s new covers album, ‘…but I’d rather be with you’ has just been released and this FKA twigs song is the latest single. Simply, this is a beautiful vocal performance: delicate, pure and moving. For this album, Tuttle has selected excellent songs that have brought her joy or helped her through difficult times. She expertly conveys their meaning to us on these carefully-worked new versions.
Tuttle explains this song choice: “I absolutely love the whole album, ‘Magdalene’, But this song stood out to me specifically. It totally brings me back to my first heartbreak. FKA twigs really nails the feeling of not being seen and accepted by the one you love. For this album, I turned the lights out in my room and recorded all the vocal, guitar, and harmony vocals myself. We decided not to add anything or anyone else to it, which felt fitting since the song is so intimate. I read a quote of her saying she can’t get through it without crying, and even though I didn’t write it I found myself tearing up while singing it as well – music is wild like that!” All ten songs on the album were recorded during the lockdown. Tuttle has used her time well. These re-interpretations possess an intimate magic. Check it out.