Larkin Poe announce covers album ‘Kindred Spirits’
Larkin Poe are set to release Kindred Spirits, their first-ever covers album. Out on November 20th, Kindred Spirits is a collection of stripped-back versions of both classic and new songs, and it follows the release of their fifth studio album, Self Made Man, released this past June on their own Tricki-Woo Records. Instead of a summer of tour buses and packed theatres, the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Lovells found themselves at home, performing many livestream concerts and adding to their much-loved YouTube covers series. That got them thinking, and led to the idea for the creation of Kindred Spirits, a collection of stripped-back versions of covers, both classic and new, including songs by the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Johnson, Elton John, Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
About Kindred Spirits, Larkin Poe say “Music is a bridge that can connect generations across time. In recording Kindred Spirits, our admiration for the artists who originally wrote and performed the songs blossomed into an even deeper reverence. Coming up in a family of music lovers, a lot of the songs we have always seemed to gravitate towards learning have been with us since childhood; we started a YouTube series dedicated to paying tribute to our musical heroes in 2015 that unexpectedly took off and when fans began requesting recorded versions of the songs, we started daydreaming about how an interpretive album might take shape. Bringing these old friends into the studio, stripping them back to the bones and recording them live and raw, felt like a ritual. We’re grateful for the experience of making this album and grateful to the Kindred Spirits who have come before us and written the soundtrack of our lives.”
Most recently, Larkin Poe relased their cover of Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight. “We feel like every human on earth has probably sung or hummed or air drummed ‘In The Air Tonight’ at least once in their lives,” say Larkin Poe. “There’s a strange, hallow’s eve energy lurking beneath the lyric of this song that has captured countless imaginations, ours included. We wanted to delve deeper into this more sinister vibe by stripping the song back further with only lap steel, vocals, stomps, and claps.”
2020 was supposed to be a year of hitting the road and taking their new songs to fans around the globe, instead it's become a year of reflection, of looking inward, of looking back. But Larkin Poe being Larkin Poe, looking in and looking back for them is also looking forward as they continue to put their own signature on the traditions they embrace. Not ones to sit around and wait for something to happen, Rebecca and Megan are constantly churning and creating. No one knows what this next year holds, but rest assured Larkin Poe will find ways to keep it fun and interesting for everyone, as we are all kindred spirits.
“We’re grateful for the experience of making this album and grateful to the kindred spirits who have come before us and written the soundtrack of our lives.”
01. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson) 02. Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz) 03. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young) 04. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise (Elvis Presley) 05. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) 06. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues) 07. Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley) 08. Take What You Want (Post Malone) 09. Ramblin’ Man (The Allman Brothers) 10. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes) 11. Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks