Sharon Van Etten has shared an artistic rendition of Lucinda Williams’ “If My Love Could Kill.”
Van Etten’s cover comes as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s new compilation album, Music Moments. The powerful cover sees Van Etten crooning lines like, “Murderer of poets, murderer of songs/ Who robbed me of your memory, who robbed me of your time.”
“I picked this song ‘If My Love Could Kill’ because it was a song about [Williams’] dad, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, and her frustration with it, as well as her love for him and the wanting to understand it,” Van Etten explains in an interview and in-studio video. “It was a combination of love and anger and frustration. And it’s also just a really beautiful song … It will forever be the soundtrack of my life.”
Listen to Van Etten’s cover of “If My Love Could Kill” below.