Watch Vagabon teams up with Courtney Barnett for ‘Reason To Believe’ cover

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Originally written and recorded by Tim Hardin in 1965.

Joining forces to bless us with a delightful cover, Vagabon has teamed up with Courtney Barnett for ‘Reason To Believe’, inspired by Karen Dalton’s version of Tim Hardin’s 1965 original.

“I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of ‘Reason To Believe’ for the first time. I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage,” Vagabon’s Lætitia Tamko says. “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. It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB 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,” Courtney adds. “They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me. I really admire Lætitia and am constantly inspired by her songwriting, production, and our sporadic FaceTime chats.”

Alongside the cover, Vagabon is spoiling us, announcing a livestream show on 29th January with tickets available here.

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