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Angel Olsen Performed A Tender George Harrison Cover In Her Living Room

2020 has been a strong year for Angel Olsen covers. She sang the 1929 classic “More Than You Know” in the SiriusXM studio in January, she covered Roxy Music from her living room in March, and she and Hand Habits took on a Tom Petty cut in July. Now she has again dipped into the musical wells of others for a cover, this time going with The Beatles member George Harrison, tackling his “Beware Of Darkness.”

Like the Roxy Music cover before, this new one is a simple video Olsen shot in her living room. After a false start, she tenderly worked through the song on acoustic guitar. Olsen dropped the video on Instagram and shared praise for the track, as well as its lyrics:

“The original is pretty great. I’m just messing around like a tired sad sh*t

Words are good too:

‘Watch out now, take care
Beware of falling swingers
Dropping all around you
The pain that often mingles
In your fingertips
Beware of darkness
Watch out now, take care
Beware of the thoughts that linger
Winding up inside your head
The hopelessness around you
In the dead of night
Beware of sadness
It can hit you
It can hurt you
Make you sore and what is more
That is not what you are here for
Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly
Beware of Maya
Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
While Weeping Atlas Cedars
They just want to grow, grow and grow
Beware of darkness.'”

Watch Olsen cover “Beware Of Darkness’ above.

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