Vagabon and Courtney Barnett have covered Karen Dalton’s folk version of Tim Hardin’s 1965 track “Reason to Believe.”
“I recently discovered the Karen Dalton version of ‘Reason to Believe’ for the first time,” Vagabon’s Laetitia Tamko explains. “I became obsessed and so a few days after discovering it, I was encouraged to record a cover of it in my garage. The decision to have Courtney sing it with me came after we performed it together live at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day 2020, a month before lockdown. It was fresh in our brains then so not long after the show, CB came over and we recorded her parts. Oliver Hill plays slide guitar on it.”
Listen to Vagabon and Barnett’s cover of “Reason to Believe” below.
“I’m a huge fan of Vagabon and Karen Dalton so this was a dream,” Barnett continued. “They both have a voice that absolutely knocks the wind out of me. I really admire Laetitia and am constantly inspired by her songwriting, production, and our sporadic FaceTime chats.”