Taken By Trees ‘Another Year’ 12"
After a four year pause, Taken By Trees return to take you on a musical journey - and after a little wait, this one is as magical ever.
The first step down an enchanted sonic path with Victoria Bergsman is ‘Say You Don’t Mind’, a deceptively simple lullaby-like cover of the track first recorded by The Moody Blues’ Denny Laine.
Simultaneously both haunting and soothing with its gently euphoric atmospherics and Bergsman’s own distinctly affecting vocals, which demonstrate why off the back of her own releases the former Concretes singer has been sought out by everyone from John Lewis (who had her cover Guns N’ Roses) to Peter Bjorn & John, who made her singing the centrepiece of their whistled classic, ‘Young Folks’.
‘Say You Don't Mind’, of course, was also a solo hit in 1972 for Colin Blunstone, and Bergsman’s new version heralds a whole EP’s worth of songs written or recorded by The Zombies frontman which she has been inspired to make her own.
Available to independent retailers on 12”.
Catalogue number: RT0357T
Label: Rough Trade