First Aid Kit have released a cover of Silver Jews’ “Random Rules” and a new track titled “Strange Beauty” as a tribute to David Berman, who passed away earlier this month.
“I think a lot of people were as shocked as I was upon hearing the news of David Berman’s passing,” the band’s Klara Söderberg explained in a statement. “It didn’t seem real. It left me completely devastated. So I wrote the song ‘Strange Beauty’ to try to make sense of my feelings. ‘Random Rules’ is a long time Berman favourite of ours and a song we always thought we would record if we ever made a cover album. It holds some of the greatest lyrics ever penned and shows the genius of David Berman. We hope the songs can be some kind of comfort.”
Listen to “Random Rules (Silver Jews cover)” and “Strange Beauty” below.