First Listen: Lake Street Dive returns in the "Nick of Time"

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    (July 21, 2022) What compels you to like a song? I mean really like it. Like a tune to the point that your attraction to it transcends that artist or group that originally wrote, composed and performed it. You are here for this song regardless of who sings it. Usually, a song that commands that level of loyalty is tied to a certain experience or incident.

    As a matter of fact, you own multiple versions of this song. It can be that way for us fans, and I imagine that artists also have that strong attraction to more than a few songs. What makes artists like Lake Street Dive different from us civilians is that they have a way to expressing their affection for a beloved song or set of songs – the cover tune.

    (July 21, 2022) What compels you to like a song? I mean really like it. Like a tune to the point that your attraction to it transcends that artist or group that originally wrote, composed and performed it. You are here for this song regardless of who sings it. Usually, a song that commands that level of loyalty is tied to a certain experience or incident.

    As a matter of fact, you own multiple versions of this song. It can be that way for us fans, and I imagine that artists also have that strong attraction to more than a few songs. What makes artists like Lake Street Dive different from us civilians is that they have a way to expressing their affection for a beloved song or set of songs – the cover tune.

    Fun Machine: The Sequel is the soon to be released EP that features the band performing cover versions of written and performed by some of the greatest names in pop music, including Carole King, Shania Twain, Burt Bacharach and Hal David and Bonnie Raitt.

    How strongly do members of this quintet feel about these songs? Well, this is how they describe the mindset that led to these tunes being included on The Sequel: "Imagine you walk into your favorite local dive bar and Lake Street Dive is on stage, doing our regular weekly gig for $5 a head. These are the songs we'd be covering there and how we'd be playing them. Some deep cuts, some sentimental favorites and some (hopefully) epic crowd pleasers.”

    Raitt’s “Nick of Time” is the lead track from Fun Machine: The Sequel and the cut featured in this First Listen. Lake Street Dive goes for a loving cover version that doesn’t stray too far from the original. And there’s a good reason for that. Vocalist Rachael Price has the vocal chops to bring the passion and perspective that Raitt lent to the original. Fun Machine: The Sequel drops on Sept. 9. Check out “Nick of Time” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Lake Street Dive - "Nick of Time"

     
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