Beck and Wild Belle‘s Natalie Bergman have teamed up for a new pair of collaborations.
Together, the pair have shared a cover of Lion’s “You’ve Got a Woman.” In addition to the cover, Beck remixed Bergman’s recent single, “Paint The Rain.” This new release is out via Third Man Records. The reimagination of “Paint The Rain” sees Beck turning the track into more of a psychedelic anthem.
In a statement, Bergman explains that touring with Beck as part of Wild Belle in 2019 was “a highlight of my career.” “He has always fostered a spirit of collaboration through music,” Bergman adds. “Getting to work alongside him is a dream. He’s a visionary, and a true-blue friend. ‘You’ve Got a Woman’ is your new favourite summer jam!”
Listen to the cover of “You’ve Got a Woman” and remix of “Paint The Rain” below.
“[Bergman] asked me to sing it with her on the album but unfortunately I never made it to the studio in time,” Beck adds of “Paint The Rain.” “Soon after, she emerged with a record which does the difficult job of translating one’s life and the world in its darkest hour into song. To navigate those experiences and emotions and translate them into songs that can be sung and felt is much more difficult and fraught than one can imagine. To overcome despair and rework it into a thing of beauty takes a kind of strength.”
“As I hear song created as the world was coming apart and in the aftermath of loss it seems to be even more miraculous when you consider its redemptive quality which even comforts and uplifts, like the gospel music that inspired many of the song,” Beck continues. “Where Art making and healing intersect, there’s a particular sense of transcending. She has gone into the wilderness of that moment and painted the rain, invoked a kind of hope that is hard earned and offered a sense of healing, even finding there is still a joy in the world.”