Courtney Barnett and Vagabon team up for Reason To Believe cover

Courtney Barnett live at Manchester Ritz (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Courtney Barnett live at Manchester Ritz (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

Vagabon has partnered with Courtney Barnett after recently becoming ‘obsessed’ with the song.

Courtney Barnett and Vagabon have shared their cover of Tim Hardin’s Reason To Believe, inspired in turn by Karen Dalton’s own cover of the 1965 single.

“The decision to have Courtney sing it with me came after we performed it together live at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day 2020, a month before lockdown,” Vagabon reveals.

“It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB [Barnett] came over and we recorded her parts. Oliver Hill plays slide guitar on it.”

“I’m a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream,” Barnett adds. “They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me.”

“I really admire Laetitia and am constantly inspired by her songwriting, production, and our sporadic FaceTime chats.”

Courtney Barnett ended 2020 with a livestreamed gig from the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.

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