Rose Melberg’s music has been a part of my life for so long
When I first heard her band The Softies around 1995, I instantly fell in love with her voice and her beautiful songs. Since then, I have followed her career, and I love most of what she does, both in bands and as a solo artist.
When Jeremy Jensen and February Records asked if I would be interested in covering a song for their tribute album “Constant and True – a tribute to the songs of Rose Melberg”, it didn’t take me long to say yes.
You can buy the full album on Bandcamp, and the proceeds from the sale of the CD and digital download will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, a charity that is near and dear to Rose’s heart. Other artists on the compilation are among others The Hermit Crabs, Saturday Looks Good to Me, Emma Kupa, The Smittens, Boyracer, Seapony and more.
I chose to cover Rose Melberg’s “Old Days” from her album “Homemade Ship”. The original version is a calm, dark, beautiful acoustic song. For me, everything is perfect on the song, – from the lyrics to the way she performs it. You can listen to the original version on Spotify. My version is a bit different.
I asked Emma Winston of Deerful to sing on my version of the track, and she did an amazing performance. Her voice is so beautiful. If you haven’t heard Deerful’s music, you definitely should. Here is her Spotify page.
I would really appreciate it if you added my songs (any of them) to your playlists on Spotify. It will help me a lot. Thank you in advance!
You can find the Spotify link below the album cover.