Listen: Black Pumas cover Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’

A tender cover of the 1988 hit

Austin rock duo have covered Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

Eric Burton and guitarist Adrian Quesada delivered a tender cover of Chapman’s 1988 hit, with a sweet acoustic guitar line and a couple of electric riffs. Burton’s powerful vocals allow for a reverent performance of the track.

“To me, ‘Fast Car’ is a song of hope, dreams and a relentless heart to go somewhere and be someone,” Burton explains. “I learned the song when I first began to busk and of the covers that I knew, it garnered the most attention from the random passerby. As a musician and artist, I’m attracted to songs that make us reflect on our daily struggles for making life worth living for.”

Listen to Black Pumas’ cover of “Fast Car” below.