Whitney and Waxahatchee Cover John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”: Listen


Whitney have shared two new covers. First, the band recruited Waxahatchee for a rendition of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The second offering is Whitney’s version of SWV’s “Rain.” Hear both covers below.

“We knew that [Waxahatchee’s] Katie [Crutchfield] was destined to sing this with us,” Whitney’s Max Kakacek said in a statement. “We both heard her live and she has this classic country vibe. Once we heard her voice on it, it was pretty much magical. Her contribution is perfect.”

Julian Ehrlich added of Whitney’s “SWV” cover: “My relationship with SWV goes back to my [Unknown Mortal Orchestra] days, when I was 19 in the van and listening to ‘Right Here.’ I’ve been obsessed with them since I was a teenager. The song interpolates Jaco Pastorious’ ‘Portrait of Tracy,’ which is one of my favorite basslines ever.”

Whitney released their second album Forever Turned Around in 2019. Waxahatchee recently shared her new album Saint Cloud.

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