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Sharon Van Etten recruits Angel Olsen for cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Femme Fatale’

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen have shared a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale.”

The track comes from the forthcoming covers album I’ll Be Your Mirror – A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico, out September 24th. Van Etten’s new cover of “Femme Fatale” joins covers from St. Vincent, Kurt Vile, Michael Stipe, and Iggy Pop.

The droning rendition revolves around a simple, pulsing instrumental line and powerful vocals. On “Femme Fatale,” Sharon Van Etten’s vocal lines strike a perfect balance between melancholy and eeriness. On the chorus, Angel Olsen comes in with some stunning harmonies.

Listen to Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen’s cover of “Femme Fatale” below.

Prior to passing away in 2020, legendary producer Hal Willner helmed the tribute album called I’ll Be Your Mirror. As Todd Haynes’ new documentary on the band is gearing up for release on Apple+, Verve Records has announced the release date for the tribute album.

The album features covers of all 11 songs from 1967’s Velvet Underground & Nico. The album features covers from R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and a whole slew of collaborations. Today, we’ve gotten a preview of the album with Kurt Vile & The Violator’s rendition of “Run Run Run.”

Check out the full tracklist for I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico below.

I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico Tracklist:

01 – Michael Stipe – “Sunday Morning”
02 – Matt Berninger – “I’m Waiting For the Man”
03 – Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen – “Femme Fatale”
04 – Andrew Bird & Lucius – “Venus In Furs”
05 – Kurt Vile & The Violators – “Run Run Run”
06 – St. Vincent & Thomas Barlett – “All Tomorrow’s Parties”
07 – Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie – “Heroin”
08 – King Princess – “There She Goes Again”
09 – Courtney Barnett – “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
10 – Fontaines D.C. – “The Black Angel’s Death Song”
11 – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney – “European Son”

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