Christine and the Queens: Heart of Gold (Neil Young Cover)

Christine and the Queens (aka French singer/songwriter and producer Héloïse Letissier) just released an emotive and haunting cover of Neil Young’s 1972 hit, “Heart of Gold.” With spacey blips and echoing vocals, this minimal version (with Letissier’s sublime voice the focus) diverges from the acoustic, country-meets-folk original—yet carries all the same intense yearning.

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A bounty of album drops in the music we tweeted this week

Neil Young: A Letter Home As the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis points out, it’s odd that Neil Young—creator of the ultra-high resolution music player Pono—would release an album like A Letter Home—a crackling, distorted, “retro-tech” LP recorded in a phone booth at Jack White’s Third Man Studios. For Young, it’s all about capturing not just the vocals and instruments, but also the environment in which it …

Neil Young: A Letter Home

A bounty of album drops in the music we tweeted this week

As the Guardian’s Alexis Petridis points out, it’s odd that Neil Young—creator of the ultra-high resolution music player Pono—would release an album like A Letter Home—a crackling, distorted, “retro-tech” LP recorded in a phone booth at Jack White’s Third Man Studios. For Young, it’s all about capturing not just the vocals and instruments, but also the environment in which it all happens, from the engineers …