Kacey Musgraves’ Cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ Is Angelic [Watch]
Kacey Musgraves breathes new life into Keane's 2004 global hit "Somewhere Only We Know" in a new cover for BBC Radio 2.
Musgraves has been over the pond for the U.K. leg of her Oh, What a World Tour, and she visited the network's Piano Room to lay down a serene rendition of the famous song. Over a twinkling melody created from a combination of cello, banjo and piano, Musgraves' angelic voice soars with the song's peaceful message.
"I came across a fallen tree / I felt the branches of it looking at me / Is this the place we used to love? / Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?" she sings, demonstrating an even more stripped-down side of her voice that's naturally drawn out from a song of this nature. Musgraves also brought Keane member and "Somewhere Only We Know" co-writer Tom Chaplin onstage during her show at London's Wembley Arena on Saturday (Oct. 27) to sing a duet of the famed track.
The "Merry Go Round" singer continues on the European trek of her tour until it wraps in Dublin on Nov. 6. She'll pick up again in January for three months of shows across the U.S. and Canada, including a four-night stay at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, in addition to stops at the famed Fillmore in Philadelphia and the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Musgraves' Oh, What a World Tour gets its name from a song on the country star's latest album Golden Hour. "Oh, What a World" is about the beauty that can be found in the world — an important reminder she wanted to relay, especially in trying times.
"Bringing people together, even in some of these ways that are ugly, creates community. In the clashing, maybe they can find common ground," Musgraves describes. "To me, if music and social commentary go hand in hand, we can also show people how to come together."
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