It is as much a homage to the Nashville music scene as it is a display of Vile’s artistry, with three of the five tracks covers of acclaimed local artists John Prine and “Cowboy” Jack Clement.
Prine’s acclaimed song Speed of the Sound of Loneliness boasts mandolin from Pat Mclaughlin (a long-time collaborator of the departed artist), and a piano line that radiates immense warmth. Prine also guests on the EP on a rendition of his track How Lucky – a collaboration which Vile has described as the most special musical moment of his life.
Speed, Sound, Lonely KV by Kurt Vile is available January 15 via Matador Records/Remote Control.
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