Cover Versions: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree by Julia Jacklin

So two posts today again, it’s two days in a row so can I be the first to shout “SNAP!” and slap my hand on the table too!

Anyway continuing my never ending blog posts of Mr. Cave with now the very first cover from last years epic album. As far as I know this first time someone covered anything for that. The title track of the album here perform by newish Aussie singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin at some award show a couple of months ago. I somehow miss it then but just got post it up here now. I could say it’s even more stripped back that the original track with only a quite electric guitar strum and Jacklin singing with just two backing singers. Lovely to hear female vocalist singing his words, should happen more offend really.

Skeleton Tree lyrics:

Sunday morning, skeleton tree
Oh, nothing is for free
In the window, a candle
Well, maybe you can see
Fallen leaves thrown across the sky
A jittery TV
Glowing white like fire
Nothing is for free

I called out, I called out
Right across the sea
But the echo comes back empty
And nothing is for free

Sunday morning, skeleton tree
Pressed against the sky
The jittery TV
Glowing white like fire

And I called out, I called out
Right across the sea
I called out, I called out
That nothing is for free
And it’s alright now
And it’s alright now
And it’s alright now…

As with almost all my posts just above is an extra. Julia Jacklin newest track/video which is called Eastwick. Just in case you are wondering what her stuff sounds like after that awesome cover. So her debut album did come out last year but I think Eastwick could be already my fave song by Julia now. Jacklin is currently touring Europe and North American to the end of November so check out tour dates if you did want see her live somewhere!

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Julia Jacklin @ APRA 2017

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