Roan Yellowthorn's new single, a cover of Dave Mason's "We Just Disagree," is out now! Here's what Jackie (Roan Yellowthorn) had to say about it:
I have a new single! The song is the Dave Mason classic ‘We Just Disagree’ and I covered it as a duet with my label mate and friend, Chelsea Williams.
This single is part of a series of cover singles that I’m putting out this winter. Once they’re all out, the whole collection will be available on Bandcamp (including a bunch of album-only songs) and until then all of the singles will be on Spotify and Apple Music! Listen to this first single here: http://lnk.roanyellowthorn.com/wejustdisagree
I recorded this song back in August at Clear Lake studios in LA and I love how it came out. Out of the whole collection of songs, this is definitely one of my favorites (but lets be honest - I love them all!) Most of the songs we recorded are ones that I chose and this one was suggested to me by Kirk, my trusted mentor and the founder of our label. I had never heard this song before and I quickly warmed to it. It was also Kirk’s idea to make it into a duet. And I love that we did that. When we were recording, we worked hard to reinvent the song. If I am going to cover something, it’s important to me to make it my own as much I can. In the case of this one, we retooled the beat and grooved out the vibe. Making it into a duet also really gave it a new spin. This song has a really special feeling. To me, there’s something magnetic about it. We had some amazing musicians working with us - my partner Shawn on drums, Cooper Appelt on bass, Brockett Parsons on keys, and Zach Ross on guitar. Zack Darling engineered and we all had such a great time.
The vibe of this song the way that we did it is so different from the original and I think that, at the same time, the essence of the song is preserved. The sentiment is enhanced by rediscovering it as a duet. I think that everything is automatically improved by having Chelsea Williams’ voice on it. I love how we sound together. Every time that initial guitar lick comes in, I’m hooked. I play this one on repeat and I hope that you will, too!