Video Premiere: Watch Sadie Jemmett cover Townes’ “At My Window”

A classic song, beautifully performed.  Recorded during the lockdown and featuring Sadie Jemmett’s new band, this is a stripped-back version of the title track from the legendary Townes Van Zandt’s 1987 album ‘At My Window’.  Jemmett says of the track: “It is one of my favourite Townes Van Zandt songs and I feel that its melancholy lyrics capture the collective mood right now, one of longing and isolation.”

The song was originally recorded by Jemmett for her brother, Dan Jemmett, a theatre director who wanted the song for his play, Clytimnestra Apocalypse, which toured Europe in 2017.  This brand new recording is a perfect choice for Jemmett’s third single release of 2020, following the politically-charged ‘The Killing of George Floyd’ in June and ‘Rescue Street’, taken from the latest album, ‘Phoenix’.  This year has seen Jemmett cancel a tour across the UK and Europe.  Instead, she turned her focus to livestream gigs online and, ultimately, a self-released set of covers, ‘Lock Down Live’, which has been put out on cassette as well as a digital download.  This is a song to lose yourself in.  Enjoy.

Author: Andrew Frolish

From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Lukas Nelson, Midland, Jarrod Dickenson.

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